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What energy does it take to disassociate the water molecule? That is, H2O must be able to be broken down into hydrogen and oxygen if there were photons above a certain energy, or if there were a temperature above a certain number of degrees. If you can, tell me what temperature (degree K or F) and what energy or wave length of light is necessary! Now I think I know that all atoms have a certain random degree of energy, and thus some water must, from time to time, disassociate on its own. So the real answer might be, what energy of light does it take for 10% of some amount of water to disassociate in a year's time, and what energy of light does it take for 50% of some amount of water to disassociate in a year's time. Take these same amounts of disassociations due to temperatures! Thanks!!!! Gerald L. O'Barr
Re: Energy required to disassociate the water molecule: photon and/or temp
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