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Does anyone know what Dihydrogen monixide is ?

Asked by troym333 (135points) July 10th, 2009

One day i was in my science class, and my teacher asked this question in front of the class. I had no idea, so everyone laughed because i usually know all answers. Well to conclude, after research, i bet no one could recall what it is.

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applesaucemanny's avatar

dihydrogen = H2
monoxide = O
water= h2O

troym333's avatar

you people are smart, did any learn this in school

ragingloli's avatar

it’s water, and yes, you do learn this in school.

Corey_D's avatar

There was an episode of Penn and Teller Bullshit where they went around getting people to sign a petition for banning dihydrogen monoxide, not telling them it was water. But I would expect anyone who has taken chemistry to know this.

Saturated_Brain's avatar

Ah! Dihydrogen monoxide! It might kill me if I ingest too much!

Don’t put that near me!

Tink's avatar

Fancy name for water, I learned that in Discovery Channel :)

fireinthepriory's avatar

I learned that freshman year of high school in chemistry class when we learned about nomenclature. It took me a second to realize what it is, but then it’s one of those “DUH” moments. :) You just have to learn the rules of how compounds are named, then you break it down from there to figure out what the name means.

chelseababyy's avatar

Water :]. You should watch the Penn and Teller Bullshit Episode about this. They go around a Global Warming protest and tell people they’re protesting against Dihydrogen Monixide and for them to sign a petition and tons of people do. The people don’t even know what it is, and they’re signing against it. Afterwards they go around telling everyone they just petitioned against water and the protesters are just dumb founded.

Darwin's avatar

Yup, it’s water! But then both my parents were organic chemists and I got banned from Show and Tell for presenting a poster on Milliken’s hanging drop experiment to determine the weight of the electron. The teacher told me not to participate until I could bring something everyone could enjoy, meaning something she could understand.

growler's avatar

Water. There was a little flap a few years ago about California wanting to outlaw use of styrofoam cups at state-sponsored events due to the presence of the deadly chemical dihydrogen monoxide. Some aide looked really stupid. Then again, so did the rest of the governor’s staff for taking on the crusade.

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