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Old 28-12-2009, 13:03   #16
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So!!!--are you an 8 month or 10 month baby
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Old 28-12-2009, 14:28   #17
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I know for a fact that the Dihydrogen Monoxide danger will be one of them! See here: Coalition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide Homepage Scary stuff!
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* Dihydrogen Monoxide or DHMO (“Dihydrogen” indicates two hydrogen atoms, or “H2” and “Monoxide” refers to a single oxygen atom, or “O”) is a colourless and odourless chemical compound, also referred to by some as Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, or simply Hydric acid.

Its basis is the highly reactive hydroxyl radical, a species shown to mutate DNA, denature proteins, disrupt cell membranes, and chemically alter critical neurotransmitters. The atomic components of DHMO are found in a number of caustic, explosive and poisonous compounds such as Sulfuric Acid, Nitroglycerine and Ethyl Alcohol.

Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.
However it becomes are a far useful substance when mixed with NaCl, especially for CF folk; I forget the exact ratio but I suggest whatever amount "floats yer boat".
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Old 28-12-2009, 15:06   #18
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However it becomes are a far useful substance when mixed with NaCl, especially for CF folk; I forget the exact ratio but I suggest whatever amount "floats yer boat".
Right Wotname! The higher the NaCl level the higher your boat will float. Just remember that Dihydrogen Monoxide inhalation is one of the leading causes of boating deaths...
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I will be the first one to come out of the closet. I love DHMO. I am a addict. (With or without NaCl) the texture, the immersion into, the drinking of the stuff is what dreams are made of. Call me (as misquoted from Star Trek)..a large bag of mostly DHMO.
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I will be the first one to come out of the closet. I love DHMO. I am a addict.
Sounds like an intervention is in order!
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I will be the first one to come out of the closet. I love DHMO. I am a addict. (With or without NaCl) the texture, the immersion into, the drinking of the stuff is what dreams are made of. Call me (as misquoted from Star Trek)..a large bag of mostly DHMO.
Perhaps a visit to DHMOA is in order!
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However it becomes are a far useful substance when mixed with NaCl, especially for CF folk; I forget the exact ratio but I suggest whatever amount "floats yer boat".
Generally 37 parts per million. One of the few statistics I remember from Marine Biology class. But I do remember quite clearly a redhead named Whitney...
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Old 29-12-2009, 06:15   #23
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Can someone please explain to a simple sailor…. What the hell all you guys are talking about?..
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Can someone please explain to a simple sailor…. What the hell all you guys are talking about?..
At the risk of spoiling the fun.

DHMO=H2O
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Old 29-12-2009, 06:35   #25
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DiHydrogen = H2
Monoxide = O

H2O, sometimes known as water.
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Thanks Palegic, you weren't the only one
BTW- DHMO is so last decade and the feds may be after some of ya, it is another name for pcp (not DHMO but water).
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I know we have one more year to go in this decade, but couldn't resist poking fun at the "What is a decade" debate
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"O" can't exist by itself, but has to be in combination with another "O" atom to form O2.
So water is 2H2O.
That oughta do it
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It's going to be a very long winter for those who would rather be outside doing boat things.
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"O" can't exist by itself, but has to be in combination with another "O" atom to form O2.
So water is 2H2O.
That oughta do it
Oxygen does not like to be in the state of a monotonic atom since it is 2 electrons short of filling its outer shell. One way of satisfying that need is to share 2 electrons with another oxygen atom forming a double bond. Another way of doing this is to share one electron with a hydrogen and share another electron with another hydrogen. So a water molecule can exist as single molecule. The oxygen atoms do not interact with each other when they have already formed bonds with hydrogen.

In the form of liquid water many water molecules are actually lightly bonded together by hydrogen bonding. This is a weak electrostatic bond (as opposed to the strong covalent bonds above) that gives water gives water its interesting properties. See more in the web link below.

If you break water apart then look at what you get, the oxygen combines with another oxygen to make O2. So when you do a stoichiometric equation
2H2O -> 2H2 + O2
you break apart two water molecules to make one stable oxygen molecule. It is not that the two water molecules are combined or can't exist apart.

H2O - The Mystery, Art, and Science of Water: The Chemistry of Water: Structure

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It's going to be a very long winter for those who would rather be outside doing boat things.
What's even worse is I'm on vacation, so I have plenty of time to bore people.

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