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Dihydrogen Monoxide (wikipedia.org)
20 points by denomushroom 29 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 8 comments



Hell, it’s even seeped into the water supply…


It's in the air, aerosolized, and even enables pathogens like covid to be spread!



Widely used on food crops. Bleh, chemicals.


Nasty stuff. It'll even corrode solid rock when in contact over a time.


Out of about 1 million words in English language 50% probably belong to the nomenclature of more or less widely known chemical compounds. (Curiously, 'oxygen' and 'oxide' have different roots.)


“Oxide” is French “oxygène” + “acide”, it doesn’t have a separate root than oxygen.

https://www.etymonline.com/word/oxide


Somewhat widely known chemical compounds make up 50% of English words? Doesn't sound reasonable.




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