Molecular hydrogen - Feb 15, 2018

Good article but i guess nature provides a difference or we would be mistakingly drinking silica instead of water

mackita - Feb 15, 2018

In supercooled silica, however, the lack of orientational ordering prevents crystallization
OK, but why is it so? Such an explanation doesn't go too much deeper... BTW This research is also an example, that science struggles to answer WHY questions - despite some its apologists pretend the otherwise...

mackita - Feb 15, 2018

The main difference of silica glass from water is, the glass is effectively an inorganic polymer. It's molecules cannot rotate freely simply because there are no free molecules within glass - each atom is connected with another ones firmly. Most of organic polymers also form amorphous glasses (plexiglass, epoxy glass, polycarbonate glass) etc.

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