What is hydrogen monoxide?



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    Because of the whole business of valence electrons, you cannot have hydrogen monoxide. I think.

    You may be thinking of Dihydrogen Monoxide, which is H20 (water).

    Alternatively, it has an entry on Urban dictionary. Because of the chemical formula you’d get for Hydrogen Monoxide, it can be used as code to call someone a name behind their back.

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    There is dihydrogen monoxide, which is a fancy name for water (two hydrogen atoms bonded with one oxygen), and of course the well-known toxin, carbon monoxide.   Which are you referring to?  There have been “dihydrogen monoxide” hoaxes in the past, where reports of negative effects from the chemical have been attributed under the misleading name.  Suggestions to regulate, label, and ban the substance (yes, just water) ensued, illuminating the public’s scientific illiteracy.  This name for H2O is simply very rarely used amongst scientists. 

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    I’m going to guess you mean carbon monoxide, the deadly odorless, colorless, tasteless gas. Sometimes in the news we hear about tragic stories where whole families die due to a Carbon Monoxide leak.

    Carbon monoxide can come from heaters, furnaces, and combustion engines like cars. Carbon monoxide is why you can’t BBQ indoors or leave your car running in garage. If you are worried about it, you can buy Carbon Monoxide detectors, which are kind of like smoke detectors. 

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