Warum ist Wasser ein ganz besonders edler Tropfen? : Erklärungen rund ums H2O
Die einmaligen Eigenschaften der Wassermoleküle fassen die Autoren in diesem Überblick zusammen.
Water is such a special molecule that its abundance is generally regarded as prerequisite for the existence of any form of biological life. This special role in the chemical universe can be traced back to its charge polarisation in combination with the ability to readily form a flexible network with four neighbouring water molecules. This unique combination of properties is not provided by any other small molecule and gives rise to peculiarities that are seen as essential for life.