Outline of water

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Faucet dripping water.
Structure of the water molecule (H2O)

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to water:

Water is a chemical substance with the chemical formula H2O. A water molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected by covalent bonds. Water is a liquid at ambient conditions, but it often co-exists on Earth with its solid state, ice, and gaseous state (water vapor or steam). Under nomenclature used to name chemical compounds, Dihydrogen monoxide is the scientific name for water, though it is almost never used.[1]


Chemical properties and use[edit]

Physical properties[edit]

Frozen water, that is, ice.


Rapidly flowing river.


Snow-covered trees.

In nature and life[edit]

Marine life[edit]

Politics and issues[edit]

Supply and sanitation[edit]

An example of a Reservoir, Ladybower Reservoir.

In culture and sport[edit]

Poseidon, Greek god of water. The Roman water god, Neptune, was almost identical to Poseidon



See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bramer, Scott. "Chemical Nomenclature". Widener University, Department of Chemistry. Retrieved 20 September 2011.

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