Water and Magnets
Name: Tony G.
Date: October 2002
Is it possible to temporarily or permanently change the
properties of water using a magnet? If so, how would the change be
On the macroscopic scale using magnetic fields that are readily available,
the properties of pure water are not affected significantly by a magnetic
field. Since light at all its wavelengths is an oscillating electromagnetic
field, then one could say that the infrared and very short wavelength
radiation does interact with water. However, I am assuming that what you are
referring to is a permanent magnet like you might find in a hardware store.
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