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Water is a simple molecule made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. But what a marvel it is! It is the “universal solvent” because it is able to dissolve so many different substances. It is also one of the few substances that exist in all three phases on the earth. And speaking of the earth, over 70% of the earth’s surface is water!
Find out more with this selection of water-related educational resources from the American Chemical Society.