Properties of water


On 21 September 2015, responsibility for water policy and resources was transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - Administrative Arrangement Order made on 21 September 2015.

This website will be updated to reflect these changes.

Water has many unique and important properties and can be used to demonstrate other key chemical and physical processes. By understanding these properties, we can better understand our natural and living environment.

This key concept provides links to educational resources that focus on understanding the basic properties of water such as:

  • molecular composition and bonding
  • surface tension
  • density and buoyancy
  • physical processes such as gravity, force, pressure and changes of state
  • chemical processes such as solubility and reactions

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