answersLogoWhite

0

  • Chemistry
  • Elements and Compounds

What is dihydrogen monoxide?

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2011-09-13 15:29:28

Best Answer
Copy

Dihydrogen monoxide is just another name for water. Di-meaning two, and mono- meaning one, translate "dihydrogen monoxide" to the chemical representation, H2O. Other names for water include hydrogen hydroxide, hydrogen oxide, hydroxic acid, hydroxylic acid, and oxidane.

Dihydrogen monoxide has been the subject of many pranks and hoaxes, with claims that it contributes to the greenhouse effect, causes erosion, corrodes metals (i.e. it causes some metals such as iron to rust), is the major component in acid rain (which it is, considering its still rain), lethal if inhaled (partly true if its in liquid form, but the same could be said for oxygen or nitrogen) and as much as a thimble full could be lethal (perhaps if they injected it directly into your brain, or it was a very large thimble.)

These claims present "dihydrogen monoxide" as a dangerous chemical used in nuclear facilities, military installations, industrial plants, and in the manufacture of styrofoam, among other true things. Water is indeed used in many ways, and can pose a health hazard when consumed in exceptionally large amounts, but such "dihydrogen monoxide claims" distort these facts for the purpose of the prank or hoax.

2011-09-13 15:29:28
This answer is:
πŸ€“
🀯
πŸ€”
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Related Questions

What is is the formula for dihydrogen monoxide?

Dihydrogen monoxide is water; H2O.


What is the formula dihydrogen monoxide?

The formula for dihydrogen monoxide is H2O .


Should dihydrogen monoxide be banned?

Dihydrogen monoxide is just water.


What happens when Dihydrogen Monoxide is placed in water?

dihydrogen monoxide IS water


What is the chemical name for called Dihydrogen monoxide?

dihydrogen monoxide is water


How could dihydrogen monoxide kill you?

Dihydrogen monoxide is water (H2O) !!


What is the molecular name of dihydrogen monoxide?

Dihydrogen monoxide is a chemical name for water.


How is dihydrogen monoxide used in your society today?

drinking, swimming, bathing, cleansing, all these are ways dihydrogen monoxide is used FYI: Dihydrogen Monoxide is water


Where is dihydrogen monoxide Found?

Practically anywhere. Dihydrogen monoxide is a fancy name for water.


Is dihydrogen monoxide ionic or covalent?

Dihydrogen monoxide, also known as water, is covalent.


What are negative effects of dihydrogen monoxide?

Dihydrogen Monoxide is a less-common scientific name for water.


How are the claims about dihydrogen monoxide like the claim made by pseudoscience?

dihydrogen monoxide is H2O or water


What is dihydrogen monoxide used?

"Dihydrogen monoxide" is a formal name for water, and the uses of water are well known.


What form does dihydrogen monoxide come in?

Dihydrogen Monoxide can be solid, liquid, or gas P.S. another way of saying dihydrogen monoxide is water, in case you believed in the deadly, odorless, colorless, DHMO


Does dihydrogen monoxide have a high boiling point?

Dihydrogen Monoxide (H2O) is water. It boils at 100C or 212F at STP.


What does dihydrogen monoxide mean?

dihydrogen is another word for pure water


What does dihydrogen Monoxide research division mean?

Dihydrogen Monoxide is H2O... aka water. That would be a water research division.


What is the chemical formula for dihydrogen monoxide?

Dihydrogen monoxide is better known as water, or H2O. (The 2 is really a sub-script.)


What is dihydrogen monoxide known as?

water


Dihydrogen monoxide formula?

H2o


How do you name Ti2S3?

Dihydrogen monoxide.


Is dihydrogen monoxide water?

Yes it is.


What molecule is Dihydrogen monoxide?

water


Is dihydrogen monoxide nonpolar molecule?

No.


Is Dihydrogen Monoxide listed by the EPA as a hazardous material?

No, the folks at the EPA are smart enough to realize that Dihydrogen Monoxide is H20 or water