American scientists have discovered a new state of water

American scientists have discovered a new state of water

In the United States, scientists conducted a scientific study, during which they discovered a new property of water. As it turned out, in a supercooled form, this, according to researchers, the most mysterious substance, is two liquids in one. This is a new condition that was not previously known.

American scientists have discovered a new state of water

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Water continues to amaze experienced scientists. They call it an amazing and least studied, despite all the research, binary inorganic compound. Water differs from other liquids because when it freezes it begins to expand rather than contract. In turn, its density decreases, as a result of which the ice remains on the surface, but does not sink. Moreover, this liquid does not freeze well. It can go into a solid state only if there is a crystallization nucleus. The authors of the scientific work conducted an interesting experiment and found out to what temperature indicators the water will retain its liquid state in the absence of such solid particles. It turned out that this substance remains relatively stable during the freezing process, and exists in two different structural forms.

This suggests that deeply chilled water does not necessarily crystallize before equilibrating. Moreover, it can be in a two-phase state, which scientists describe as “liquid-liquid”. In this case, the phase ratio depends on the temperature, while it was previously believed that when water freezes, it necessarily goes into a solid state.

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