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The "difference" between water and dihydrogen monoxide

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Is water really dihydrogen monoxide? It should be because it has two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. That's H2O, dudes.

Otherwise, why is water H2O if dihydrogen monoxide if it's a different chemical?
 

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Dihydrogen monoxide is extremely dangerous. Every single human being who has ever been exposed to it eventually died.
 

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Is water really dihydrogen monoxide? It should be because it has two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. That's H2O, dudes.

Otherwise, why is water H2O if dihydrogen monoxide if it's a different chemical?
Water and dihydrogen monoxide are the same thing. One is common speak, and one is chemistry speak. By using the proper chemical name, it indicates its components. I never came across people in university chemistry who referred to it by its chemical name though.

The dihydrogen monoxide hoax is pretty funny. :)
 

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Dihydrogen monoxide is extremely dangerous. Every single human being who has ever been exposed to it eventually died.
If that's the case... how bout we just call water water and H2O dihydrogen monoxide!
 

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i have fond memories of high school when i'd help the younger kids with their chemistry classes, and then send 'em on a half hour wild goose chase looking for a jar of di-hydrogen monoxide until one of the softer teaches would spill the beans
 

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Dihydrogen monoxide is extremely dangerous. Every single human being who has ever been exposed to it eventually died.
You forgot to mention how intensely addicting dihydrogen monoxide is to an exposed human, the addict is a slave to the substance their entire life, if the DHMO addict not satiate their dependency they could die within days due to the intense withdrawal symptoms.

The DHMO addict is in a hopeless situation, ignore this addiction and die swiftly and mercifully in a few days, or to continue life as an addict diligently satiating the DHMO monkey on ones accepting that the longer the addiction continues, a gradual slow decline that will ultimately result in death to the addict becomes a more and more inevitable and inescapable reality.
 
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Dihydrogen monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year.

It can cause severe burns.
It accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
And it has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.
 

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It is one of the most common chemicals found in acid rain. It is also a waste product from nuclear power plants. It is also the singlemost prevalent greenhouse gas on the planet.
 
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