A cool chemistry riddle that takes a new look at an everyday compound. See if you can guess what it is.
It’s a liquid compound that is applied to cloth and paper to make them fire proof. It is also put in car engines to make them work more efficiently. If it comes in contact with electricity, though, it may cause an explosion.
This compound is corrosive to metals and fatal when inhaled. In solid form, it damages skin tissue within 3 minutes of continuous contact.
On the other hand, studies have proved that when this chemical is added to soil, it helps plants grow better. Some doctors have also used this compound to treat cough, cold, diarrhea, even food poisoning. In fact, it is actually a major ingredient in many medicines, even infant drops!
Do you know what chemical this is?
It is found in all polluted rivers and acid rain.
Although it inevitably enters our body, we excrete it when we urinate.
It is made by mixing two elements: one which is highly unstable and explosive, and the other which causes decomposition and aging.
It’s chemical name is Dihydrogen Oxide.
Can you remember where you’ve heard of it before?
You came in contact with this chemical when you shaved this morning, or shampooed your hair. It was mixed in your morning coffee, juice, milk or tea. You’re supposed to drink eight glasses of it everyday. In it’s solid form, it makes most drinks taste better – because they’re colder.
Have you guessed already what liquid chemical compound this is?