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Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Dihydrogen Monoxide? Do all oxides have the potential to kill you and other living things?

Posted - February 23

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  • 25255
    dihydrogen monoxide = WATER

      February 23, 2021 6:09 AM MST
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  • 9974
    More people have drowned than been killed by oxide gases. I would think.
      February 23, 2021 9:19 AM MST
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  • 103345
    :):):)
      February 23, 2021 12:49 PM MST
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  • 25255
    Oxide is Oxygen....lol. 

    Dihyrodenmonooxide in solid form can also damage human tissue if exposed to it for a long time...  
    But all the same...it is water and a requirement for life. 

    This post was edited by my2cents at February 23, 2021 1:49 PM MST
      February 23, 2021 1:46 PM MST
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  • 9974
    Water has probably killed (by drowning) more people and other living things than oxide gases.
      February 23, 2021 1:58 PM MST
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  • 25255
    You just said that.
      February 23, 2021 2:06 PM MST
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  • 9974
    Right, I guess I did.
      February 23, 2021 2:12 PM MST
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  • 11649
    Too much of anything can kill you. Even pure oxygen isn't good for you in the long term. It killed several pilots before they substituted normal air (70% nitrogen) in pressure masks. For deep sea diving or space suits, Heliox (using helium instead of nitrogen) is safer, as nitrogen has a disconcerting habit of crippling a person with "bends" if outside pressure changes too quickly.
      February 23, 2021 2:18 PM MST
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  • 9974
    When deep diving one can experience 'rapture of the depths' also. At about 120 foot depth can feel like the effects of 3 or 4 beer.
      February 23, 2021 4:33 PM MST
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  • 11649
    Also nitrogen, although all breathable gases save helium and possibly neon have a narcotic effect under pressure. This is why recreational diving at depths greater than 100ft is not recommended, and even professionals rarely go beyond twice that.
    The Guinness Book of Records no longer lists a record for air diving due to the high number of deaths that have occurred at depths greater than 300ft/90m. 10 Bar and higher is dangerous even with trimix, Heliox can be tolerated at that pressure only for brief periods due to the fact that even oxygen can be intoxicating under high pressure.
      February 23, 2021 5:58 PM MST
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  • 9974
    Interesting, thanks.
      February 23, 2021 6:23 PM MST
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  • 2893
    Isn't pure oxygen used as a nitrogen-scavenger in late-stage decompression from very deep dives, having risen to about 10m from the surface?
      February 24, 2021 3:08 PM MST
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  • 11649
    For very brief periods and only at low pressure. Where there is a large differential between ambient pressure and lung pressure, it can be bad news.
      February 27, 2021 12:12 AM MST
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  • 2893
    Thank you. I recall reading passing references to it in accounts by cave-divers. Yes - it would be low pressure, only 1 Bar at 10m. I think they mentioned times like 10 minutes.
      March 3, 2021 2:25 PM MST
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