New substance created from water

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In summary, scientists have recently discovered a new alloy of hydrogen and oxygen molecules by splitting water using high-energy X-rays and extreme pressure. This solid mixture, never before identified, has potential for storing energy and could change our understanding of the complex chemistry of water. However, some are skeptical and believe this discovery is being overhyped.
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If you think we know all there is to know about water, think again. Scientists claim they have created a totally new alloy of hydrogen and oxygen molecules by splitting water.

It takes high-energy X-rays and an extremely high pressure, but the end result is a solid mixture of H2 and 02 that has never been identified before, they say. The discovery could change our understanding of the complex chemistry of water.

The new alloy is "a highly energetic material", says Wendy Mao at Los Alamos National Laboratory, US, who led the research. "It may help us find a way of storing energy." [continued]
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn10391-brand-new-substance-created-from-water.html
 
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Sounds great. I wonder what they plan to be able to with it?
 
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Blow things up of course...
 
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Cover it up.

Oil must go on.
 
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Talk about overhyping!

"The discovery could change our understanding of the complex chemistry of water..."

"...It may help us find a way of storing energy..."

LOL! :smile:
 
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...would've thought that after people have been studying water for so long and for example found like 10++ types of ice couldn't have come up with anything new (well not crystalline at least). Cool!
 
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As long as it remained under a pressure 10,000 times greater than at sea level, it was "surprisingly stable", they say.
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Related to New substance created from water

1. What is the new substance created from water?

The new substance created from water is called dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO). It is a colorless and odorless liquid that is composed of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.

2. How is DHMO created from water?

DHMO is created through a process called electrolysis, where an electric current is passed through water to split the water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen atoms. The hydrogen and oxygen atoms then combine to form DHMO.

3. What are the properties of DHMO?

DHMO has a high boiling point of 100 degrees Celsius and a freezing point of 0 degrees Celsius. It is also a good solvent, meaning it can dissolve many substances. Additionally, it is essential for life and is found in all living organisms.

4. What are the potential uses of DHMO?

DHMO has a variety of uses in industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, and energy production. It is also commonly used in household products, such as cleaning solutions and personal care items.

5. Is DHMO safe for consumption?

Yes, DHMO is safe for consumption and is found in many foods and beverages. However, it is important to note that DHMO can also be harmful if ingested in large quantities or in its gaseous form. It is important to follow proper safety precautions and use DHMO responsibly.

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