What particles form when water ionizes?

Answer When water ionizes, it splits into a hydronium particle with a positive charge and a hydroxine ion with a negative charge. The chemical symbols for hydronium and hydroxide are H3O+ and OH-, respect... Read More »

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What would cause an icemaker to make dirty ice- The drinking water that comes out is clean and clear however when I get ice and add water to it I notice tiny little flakes and particles floating?

I just solved this problem at my house (1/08). In some models of ice makers the teflon coating on the tray can flake off and you will generally see small grey or black flecks in the melted ice. Th... Read More »

How do solutions form when sugar is dissolved in water?

The process of a solid dissolving in water demonstrates the differences between intramolecular ("within the molecules") versus intermolecular ("between molecules") interactions. In general, the bon... Read More »

What happens when an atom releases nuclear particles&energy?

A radioactive atom is unstable, and it will break apart, releasing nuclear particles and energy. Isotopes having a higher proton-to-neutron ratio tend to be most unstable due to the repulsive force... Read More »

When bubbles form in water bottles at room temperature is it safe to drink or store in fridge?

It is safe to drink as long as it is not expired. You may check the expiration date on the top of the water bottle. if you can't see it, rub your thumb near the top until you can feel a scratchy sp... Read More »