Accession Number : AD0706326

Title :   EVIDENCE THAT POLYWATER IS A COLLOIDAL SILICATE SOL.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bascom,Willard D. ; Brooks,Edward J. ; Worthington,Bradford N. , III

Report Date : 21 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A study was made of the 'anomalous' condensation of water and its conversion to 'polywater' in glass and silica capillaries. The condensate was expelled as a sol-like material that on evaporation frequently gave a particulate appearance. The residue was analyzed using the electron probe and found to contain significant amounts of silicon and sodium. These results suggest that the unusual properties of 'polywater' may be due to the presence of silica or silicate. It is further shown that, since alkaline silicate solutions can absorb CO2, the infrared spectra of 'polywater' may actually be due, in part, to bicarbonate ion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER, ANOMALIES), IMPURITIES, SILICATES, CARBON DIOXIDE, BICARBONATES, INFRARED SPECTRA, COLLOIDS

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE