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Mini-Quiz: Danger of Dihydrogen Monoxide

by Ron Kurtus (28 May 2004)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What is another chemical formula for DHMO?

H2SO4

H2O

H2O2

2. How can solid DHMO harm your skin?

Ice can freeze your skin

Solid DHMO is highly acidic

It can crush your skin

3. Why is DHMO in acid rain?

DHMO is water, which is in rain

DHMO is a strong acid

DHMO combines with acid rain to form acid oxide

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DHMO.org - Tongue-in-cheek site dedicated to expose the "dangers" of dihydrogen monoxide

Scientific American - Antigravity column by Steve Mirsky, June 2004

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