An introduction to the properties of H2O and its components: hydrogen and oxygen. This clip also explains that water has highest cohesion of any nonmetallic liquid, which allows other substances to stick to it.
This clip is based on the true court case, Anderson v. Cryovac, Inc., which involved environmental pollution in Woburn, Massachussetts in the 1980s. The case centered on trichloroethylene, a solvent that had contaminated nearby groundwater and seems to have caused fatal cases of leukemia and cancer. In this scene, the plaintiff's attorney goes back and forth with the opposing party to reach a settlement before the trial begins.
Phil demonstrates the relationship between acids and bases using small balls that symbolize protons. He explains that not much happens when they're together but that introducing a solvent, such as water, causes a reaction.