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Topic: Not so much a puzzle
Message: Posted by: mike paris (Jun 30, 2005 01:27PM)
My education was not as good as it should have been,so I would like someone to answer this,,,,water is H,2,0 so if both hydrogen and oxygen are gasses why is water a liquid ?,mike
Message: Posted by: blazes816 (Jun 30, 2005 01:45PM)
Condinsation.............why is propane a liquid in the tank, and a gas out of the tank?
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jun 30, 2005 01:48PM)
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On 2005-06-30 14:27, mike paris wrote:
My education was not as good as it should have been,so I would like someone to answer this,,,,water is H,2,0 so if both hydrogen and oxygen are gasses why is water a liquid ?,mike
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Depends on the temperature. Sometimes, it's a solid or gas as well. :)
Message: Posted by: mike paris (Jun 30, 2005 02:10PM)
Blaze,thats an interesting point,,,,,,,,rob,i take it that steam is still H,2,0? how do you separate the hydrogen from the oxygen?,mike
Message: Posted by: RiffClown (Jun 30, 2005 02:13PM)
With very tiny tweezers. Just Joking :)
Message: Posted by: blazes816 (Jun 30, 2005 02:17PM)
Elctrolasis. I can tell you how if you want me to. just ask and I'll PM you.
Message: Posted by: Stephen Buxton (Jun 30, 2005 02:20PM)
Not very easy to separate, in a similar way that it is very difficult to extract wood from ashes. Water is burnt hydrogen and water.

There are very strong chemical bonds that hold the 2 hydrogen atoms to the oxygen atom. Also, there are hydrogen bonds that act between the water molecules.
Message: Posted by: mike paris (Jun 30, 2005 02:47PM)
Thanks guys, now I know,mike
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 30, 2005 02:52PM)
I could have sworn that the propellant in rockets involved both liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen.
Message: Posted by: Stephen Buxton (Jun 30, 2005 02:58PM)
They are. And after they are burnt, you get water
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Jun 30, 2005 03:07PM)
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On 2005-06-30 15:58, Stephen Buxton wrote:
They are. [b]And after they are burnt, you get water[/b]
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Stephen, hold onto that one, it's a good puzzler.