Water Definition

Definition and Other Names for Water

Three-dimensional molecular structure of water, H2O.
Three-dimensional molecular structure of water, H2O. Ben Mills

Water Definition

Water is a chemical compound consisting of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen. The name water typically refers to the liquid state of the compound. The solid phase is known as ice and gas phase is called steam.

Also Known As: Dihydrogen monoxide, H2O

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