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RE: [OT] Mars, Water

From: "Andrew Apter" <andya@s...>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 12:28:17 -0400
Subject: RE: [OT] Mars, Water

Other Cautions:  The substance is highly adictive withdraw causeing
death in
3 days.  The compound can disolve a wide range of substances and
upon these solutes can exhibit a wide range PHs from extreme acid to

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From: owner-gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
[mailto:owner-gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU]On Behalf Of Phillip Atcliffe
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 3:55 AM
To: gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
Subject: Re: [OT] Mars, Water

>>> Agh! There's even DHMO pollution on Mars! <g> Have you seen my DHMO
page (via )?

>> Oh, NO! Not that silent killer chemical Di-Hidrogen Monoxide!!

> No, this is Hydrogen Hydroxide, our Chemical Friend. <

No, no, no... It's _Hydronium_ Hydroxide; remember, the stuff is
partially ionic, and dissociates into H3O+ and OH- ions when hydrated
and/or in aqueous solution (55.5 molar concentration). <g>

"If you let a smile be your umbrella... you'll get wet teeth!"
   -- a forgotten comedian, quoted by me: Phil Atcliffe

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