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Contents Introduction Chapter 1. Water Is a Very Good Solvent 1.1 What Is Water Made Of? 1.2 Solubility 1.3 How Much Salt Can Water Hold? How Much Salt Can Be Recovered From It? 1.4 Supersaturated Solution 1.5 Would You Believe that a Stream of Water Falling Vertically Can Bend? 1.6 The Structure of a Water Molecule 1.7 Why Water Dissolves Some Substances But Not Others Chapter 2. The Three States of Matter of Water 2.1 Colored Ice Cube 2.2 Molecules Are Always in Motion 2.3 Hydrogen Bonding or Why an Ice Cube Floats in Water 2.4 Heating Ice 2.5 Evaporation Requires Heat 2.6 Water, Water In the Air 2.7 Purification by Distillation Chapter 3. Surface Tension, Adhesion and Cohesion of Liquid Water 3.1 How Many Drops of Water Can a Penny Hold on Its Surface? 3.2 Feeling the Force of Surface Tension for Yourself 3.3 Cohesive versus Adhesive Forces 3.4 Rain Drops 3.5 How Soaps and Detergents Work 3.6 What Is a Soap Bubble? 3.7 Capillarity: Water Can Walk Up the Sides of a Tube 3.8 Paper Chromatography Chapter 4. Chemical Properties of Water 4.1 Water Reacts with Metal Oxides 4.2 Does Iron React with Water? 4.3 Acids, Bases, and Indicators 4.4 Acids and Bases Neutralize Each Other 4.5 Which Aspirin Pill Is the Best Buy? 4.6 pH 4.7 How Good Is Bottled or Filtered Water? Glossary Further Reading Internet Addresses List of Suppliers Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Water Experiments Juvenile literature, Water Experiments