Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Question 342: Er, what?

identify this substance

is called "hydroxyl acid", the substance is the major component of acid rain.
contributes to the "greenhouse effect".
may cause severe burns.
is fatal if inhaled.
contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of automobile brakes.
has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.

Despite the danger, _________ is often used:
as an industrial solvent and coolant.
in nuclear power plants.
in the production of Styrofoam.
as a fire retardant.
in many forms of cruel animal research.
in the distribution of pesticides. Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.
as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.

and the phenomenon behind it

use that as a clue


Nanda said...

I am only guessing. Is it water?

Debashish Maity said...

dihydrogen monoxide (water)....
its actually a hoax which is known as dihydrogen monoxide hoax....

Rohan said...

Ha great one Nihar, its WATER! this is the dihydrogen monooxide hoax, which lists the drawbacks of water! LOL

Anonymous said...

water right?

Gaurav Radhakrishnan said...

Dihydrogen monoxide, or simply, water.

churott said...

Dihydrogen monoxide. is the phenomenon dihydrogen monoxide hoax?? btw i do kno that dihydrogen monoxide is water :P

Siddarth Pai said...

It was termed by a kid called zohner
spawned off a phenomenon called zohnerism about how gullible we are to somethign we can't comprehend

nobody gave that as an answer
but yes
its water

the question gave it all away