will happen when these two water molecules approach each other?
the Water Dimer Page for a Flash Animation.
What did you observe?
What are some properties of a single
color represents a different atom type. What type of atom is red?
following images show a single water molecule after it has been
rotated 90, 180, 270 and 360 degrees.
water show any symmetry?
is formed when two atoms of hydrogen combine with one atom of
oxygen. The single electrons in the hydrogen atoms are drawn to
oxygen which only has 6 electrons in its valence shell. How
will this affect the charge on the water molecule?
physics you learned that like charges repel and unlike charges
attract. The above animation shows what happens when two water
molecules approach. What would expect might happen if we surround
a single molecule of water with four other molecules of water?
Take a look at this image frozen in time.
on image for pattern
you recognize any familiar geometric pattern? What distances might
each water molecule be from each other?
you predict the pattern for 8 water molecules?
above simulations were all performed at very low temperatures
(below the freezing point of water. At higher temperatures molecules
are in rapid motion. What would you expect the motion to look
like at a higher temperature, say at room temperature?