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Message 6 of 9 (190248)
03-05-2005 7:50 PM
Reply to: Message 5 by RAZD
03-04-2005 11:36 PM


Re: hydroxylic acid?
I've seen H2O and HOH both in professional chemistry writings - which depends on whether the author want to emphasize exactly that yin/yang thing you mention, RAZD. And that ability to be both an acid and a base, while also being a solvent, is sure 'nuff fairly unusual. Anhydrous ammonia and hydrogen fluoride can do it, but I'll normally pick water over either of those.

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