Water is a unique chemical. Without it, life as we know it cannot exist. It exists in all three phases naturally on Earth. At first glance, the chemistry of water appears a very simple, but it has some remarkable and unique properties, because of its molecular structure and composition. This excellent production examines some of water's important chemical properties, including its polarity and the strength of bonds between water molecules, dispersion forces, heat capacity and its ability to self-ionise. Sections are titled: water, a unique chemical; the three states of being; the nearly universal solvent; and water and chemical reactions. It is an ideal learning resource for senior secondary level students of chemistry, with high-quality imagery used to explain complex principles.