Ice, and ice, and ice, and…

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    natedog

    solid/liquid/vapor triple point?

    sweet

    numb7rs

    Triple point is pretty awesome, but the critical point is better. At this point and above, the water becomes a new state that is both gaseous and liquid. It’s got no surface tension, and can effuse through solids (like how a ballon slowly deflates over a few days) but you can still dissolve stuff in it. It’s used a lot in chemistry because of this.

    Korinthian

    Superfluid state, right? This video demonstrates the phenomenon brilliantly: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rog8ou-ZepE

    TGGeko

    I am often fascinated by what super critical water would feel like. Too bad that it’s over 400 C

    borandi

    I think the fact that it’s > 10atm would be more of an issue.

    The Matrix: Rebooted

    Ice 9 will destroy the world.

    jediadept

    Ice IX seems OK though