Is Water the Most Important Molecule?

Water, we drink it, we sweat it, we rely on it to wash and keep warm, but why is it so interesting?

Discovered by Henry Cavendish, water is made up of two hydrogen atoms containing a slight positive charge, covalently bonded to a slightly negatively charged oxygen atom. Due to the structure of the molecule, water molecules bond to one another in process named cohesion.

Water has the highest cohesion of all non-metallic liquids, it is an amazing solvent (the best in fact!) its high heat capacity regulates the planets temperature and its solid form is less dense than its liquid form!

In addition to all of this, we can’t live without it, making it a truly unique molecule.