WATER IN BIOENERGETICS.
Water plays a key role in generation, transformation and use of energy for the implementation of all life processes. Recently discovered new properties of aqueous systems, which are extremely important for understanding the role of water in life, remain practically unknown to the scientific community. It is established that all water systems are stably heterogeneous in structural organization, i.e., real liquid water includes at least two phases that differ greatly in physical and chemical properties. The heterogeneity of water systems at all levels of their organization, starting from the nano – and microscopic ones, makes it possible to separate electric charges between the phases that coexist in them. Due to this, water systems are able to perform various types of work due to their free energy – from mechanical (“self-movement of water”) to chemical, which allows us to consider water exist in an excited physical state. Electronically excited state of water systems is realized, in particular, due to the possibility of water oxidation reactions in them with the conjugate reduction of oxygen to it, during which free radical and other active oxygen forms arise and “die” with the release of electronic excitation energy. Slow combustion processes in water and “burning” of water itself tend to self-organization in time and space, manifested, among other things, in the appearance of vibrational-wave modes. “The process of slow” burning “in water and the “burning” of the water itself tend to self-organization in time and space, manifested, among other things, in the appearance of vibrational-wave modes. Therefore, water, as a complex physical system, can be considered not only as a source and converter of energy for the implementation of vital processes, but also as a pacemaker that ensures the coordination of biochemical processes occurring in it, and as an antenna for receiving external control signals by living systems.