Daily Archives: January 11, 2016
The recent snow and ice followed by a bit of melting filled sidewalks and some city streets with puddles of slush — that wondrous winter concoction of liquid water and ice.
Though it is not possible to see, surrounding any puddle of slush is also a cloud of countless invisible water vapor molecules. In fact, of all the many chemical constituents of the Earth’s atmosphere, only the water substance can naturally occur in all three of its phases – solid, liquid and gas – at Earth temperatures. Continue reading