Dihydrogen Monoxide

Mrs. Diepenbrock's Example

Common Uses

  • by students to improve both academic and athletic performance
  • for sanitation of hands
  • in pesticide and insecticide production


  • has a greater density as a liquid than a solid (solid form floats on liquid form)
  • freezes and melts at 273 K; boils at 373 K
  • colorless and odorless in its pure form


  • can cause death due to accidental inhalation
  • found in all living organisms
  • tissue damage due to prolonged exposure of dihydrogen monoxide in its solid form
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