Dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) is the scientific name for water, though it is almost never used. But the name is technically correct for water. It is a colourless, odourless, tasteless chemical compound and the major component of acid rain which is also known as hydroxyl acid. It also contributed to the greenhouse effect. It accelerates corrosion of many metals. Water is covalent compound, but dihydrogen monoxide is ionic so both are not the same.
Alternate names – Dihydrogen Oxide, Hydrogen Hydroxide, Hydronium Hydroxide, Hydric acid.
|Molecular Weight/ Molar Mass||18.01528 g/mol|
|Boiling Point||100 °C|
|Melting Point||32 °F|
|Surface tension||71.99 mN/m at 25 °C|
Dihydrogen monoxide should be banned because prolonged exposure to its solid form results in severe tissue damage. Ingestion includes excessive sweating and urination and possibly a bloated feeling, vomiting, nausea, and electrolyte imbalance in the body.