Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Water-air Interface Barely There - Science News

Water-air Interface Barely There - Science News: The finding that water molecules with one hydrogen waving in the air have little effect on the arrangement of all the H2O below refutes an idea that’s been bandied about for ages — that water molecules in bulk below will fall into lockstep, organizing themselves into orderly layers, says Jungwirth.

“After the first layer, it’s all over,” he says. “A lot of people still subscribe to this long-range idea. But this shows very clearly that you don’t have long-range order in water.”

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