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|So who or what designed di-hydrogen monoxide? Walt Disney maybe? (i.e., what does a diagram of an H2O molecule look like)|
The Designer of the universe. What else is there? Water just happened to luck into an almost perfect universal solvent?
How many solids are less dense than their liquid form? How many solids could float on their liquid form- in great big chunks?
I am sure the fish are happy that lakes don't freeze from the bottom up.
silicon, gallium, germanium, antimony, bismuth, plutonium, bismuth, acetic acid.
bismuth twice- really?
How many on that list fit the second question and how many are solvents?
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All of them. Anyone want to explain to Joe why his question shows how little he knows about chemistry?
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All of them. Anyone want to explain to Joe why his question shows how little he knows about chemistry? (Before Joe tries to play word games, he should note that he didn’t specify they had to be more “universal” solvents than water)
Does silicon come in a liquid? Really? Or is it changed, chemically by solvents to become a liquid?
Pardon the language but, what the fuck?
[Teacher mode] I believe Joe, like many lay people is confusing silicone (the compound) and silicon (the element). Silicone is, apparently, available is a liquid form, but this is a bit confusing as “silicone” is a name used for a variety of polymers. We were talking about silicon, which melts (just like ice does) to be a liquid, albeit at 2577 F. Unlike the various states of water, most substances are given the same name as a solid, liquid, or gas. [/teacher mode]
Fucking GUILTY as charged.
Should never trust the search engine to know what you are really looking for. I fucked up and hit on silicone without realizing what the search engine did.
The only one on the list I knew about was "bismuth". And when checking on bismuth there were the rest.
(I knew acartia just cut and pasted it from yahoo answers (or some reasonable facsimile thereof) so between that and acartia I smell rats)
The list is very, very limited in comparison to the rest of the natural elements and compounds.
That's the point.
With water it really matters that it is less dense as a solid. The fish appreciate it. And so do the ice road truckers.
Water is a universal solvent.
Absent Intelligent Design what do you have to explain that besides sheer dumb luck? And is that what you think is scientific?
Chromosomes. are. all. connected. It is one long polymer. Called the DNA. - oleg t
simple English (hint: "equal" and "interchangeable" aren't synonyms)- JohnW
Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.
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