What do we call the solid form of water? Gaseous form?

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Jun 7, 2017

ice is the solid form of water, steam is a mixture of water vapor and suspended liquid. Water Vapor is the gaseous form of water.


Ice is just solid water #H_2O#. The hydrogen bonds between the water molecules holds that atoms together in hexagonal crystals if the temperature is low enough.

Gaseous water #H_2O# is water vapor molecules of water that are no longer attached or joined to another water molecules.

( Note steam is technically not gaseous water as it is a mixture of water vapor ( not joined to any other molecules of water ) and superheated water molecules ( that are still partially joined to other water molecules)

Steam is visible water vapor is not visible.