Do you believe that Dihydrogen Monoxide is the second most common molecule in the universe or that the earth has all of the water in the universe?

bob 2012/08/03 14:15:39
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I believe that Dihydrogen Monoxide is the second most common molecule in the universe
I believe that the earth has all of the water in the universe
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  • DuncanONeil 2012/08/05 19:30:35
    Di-hydrogen Monoxide is a toxin & should be banned.

    "What are some of the dangers associated with DHMO?

    Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:

    Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
    Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
    Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
    DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
    Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
    Contributes to soil erosion.
    Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
    Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
    Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
    Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
    Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.
    Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S.
    Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect."
  • sjalan 2012/08/05 04:59:16
    I believe that Dihydrogen Monoxide is the second most common molecule in the ...
    More than likely it is the second most common. Hydrogen being first.
  • senvestoj 2012/08/04 04:11:37
    I signed Penn and Teller's petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide!
    penn teller dihydrogen monoxide
  • Michael S. 2012/08/04 02:04:36 (edited)
    Michael S.
    It's already been determined that Earth does not have all of the water in the universe: Water ice is on Mars and in comets. While there's no proof yet, vast oceans of water are also suspected to be under the surface of Europa.

    At the same time, there's no compelling empirical basis for making the positive claim that water is the second most common molecule in the universe, so it's kind of a strange thing for people to randomly claim to believe. You can point to the abundance of both hydrogen and oxygen, but they combine to form things other than water as well, such as hydrogen peroxide, and oxygen could potentially be more common as pure oxygen or ozone as well (or combined with other elements through natural processes) than as any hydrogen-oxygen combination. Sheer elemental abundance is not the only relevant factor here.

    Since most molecules are neither extremely rare or extremely common but somewhere in between, it's more reasonable to assume a priori that water falls into the same category...so I'm not quite sure why the only answers aside from "Undecided" are those two extremes.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/08/03 20:32:49
    Ron in Oregon
    I will not posit, they have found water on the moon.
    There are frozen substances on the moons of Jupiter.
    Saturn is frozen also.
    One of the asteroids is said to be made of solid gold, would you go and find out for me.
  • bob Ron in ... 2012/08/03 20:34:01
    sure although I'll keep the gold when I finish
  • Ron in ... bob 2012/08/04 17:33:11
    Ron in Oregon
    Bring it back and see if gold still has any value when you do.
  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2012/08/03 19:11:07
    I believe that Dihydrogen Monoxide is the second most common molecule in the ...
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    Sounds plausible. Lots of H and O in the universe.
  • disclaimer 2012/08/03 18:53:50
    I haven't a damn clue. No one knows.
  • Radical Ed 2012/08/03 18:07:36
    Radical Ed
    hydrogen would be the most common molecule and water is known to be on mars and comets.
  • Squatch 2012/08/03 17:04:20
    No and No
  • Willy 2012/08/03 16:25:26
    The Earth does NOT have all the water in the universe and there is more hydrogen in the universe.
  • 3003573 Willy 2012/08/03 16:55:17
  • Delete 2012/08/03 15:32:34
  • jon 2012/08/03 15:24:54
    A lot of "believing going on there for a person that claims to be swayed by facts only,,,,,,,, that's a laugh!!!
  • Erik Dean 2012/08/03 14:50:38
    Erik Dean
    I don't know about it being second most common in the universe, but I know it's not only on earth.
  • Ben 2012/08/03 14:50:07
    Neither is correct.
  • 3003573 Ben 2012/08/03 16:47:54
  • Ben 3003573 2012/08/06 10:46:53
    Aye..I've been reading into this over the weekend (us biologists need time catch up on our chemistry reading!) and it seems likely that water is the second or third most common molecule in the universe (I've read some evidence that CO may be more abundant, but the jury's out).

    I learn something new every day!
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2012/08/03 14:33:36
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    No. I do not.
  • Don Leuty 2012/08/03 14:33:26
    I believe that Dihydrogen Monoxide is the second most common molecule in the ...
    Don Leuty
    Conjecture has it that we got all our water from comets.
  • starguide 2012/08/03 14:33:06
    the wording of this question made me laugh.. no water is not
    it might be a carbon or silica based
  • 3003573 starguide 2012/08/03 16:49:32 (edited)
  • buneter 2012/08/03 14:25:21
    well the universe is huge cant belive we have the only h2o and dihydrogen monoxide isnt the 2nd most common it should be hydrogen because stars convert helium to dydrogen then those two bounce around and make even more molecules and theirs just no way
  • 3003573 buneter 2012/08/03 16:52:00
  • JMCC 2012/08/03 14:24:41
    Although there is quite a bit of frozen H2O in the Solar system I am by no means certain that it is the second most abundant molecule...

    My doubt is because of all those damn stars and gas giants...
  • ♥K14 2012/08/03 14:23:19
    Neither. The first because I'm pretty ill informed on the matter but it doesn't sound quite right, and the second because water has been proven to exist in so manner over locations
  • Dagon 2012/08/03 14:18:57

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