The Importance Of Physical And Chemical Properties Of Water

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Water is one of the essential components that are a prerequisite in supporting life. It can be described as an odorless, tasteless and transparent liquid that occur naturally. Water is colorless when it is in small amount, but adopts a bluish color when it is in large quantities. As a natural compound, water is the most abundant and familiar liquid that exist on earth. In its natural solid (ice) and liquid form, water is estimated to cover over 70% of the entire surface of the universe (Sikorski, 2006). Biologically, water constitutes a huge proportion of all the living tissues in a human body. Specifically, water comprises approximately 92% of the blood plasma, an estimate of 80% of the muscle tissues, and over 61% of the body’s red blood cells (Ratner et al., 2012). Also, water constitutes of over a half of the majority of other tissues in the human body. Since water appears to be so ubiquitous, people tend to be unaware of the unique properties that make water an essential compound. It is the unique physical and chemical properties of water that are unavailable in other natural compounds that give it indisputable importance in supporting the lives and survival of all living organisms on earth. Unique chemical properties of water and their significance to living organisms One of the distinct chemical properties of water that make it essential in supporting life in the universe lies in the chemical structure. Specifically, water has a simple structure that is comprised of
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