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Knowing the Properties of H2o and D2o, Do You Think that D2o Can Be Used for Drinking Purposes? - Chemistry

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ConceptHeavy Water

Question

Knowing the properties of H2O and D2O, do you think that D2O can be used for drinking purposes?

Solution 1

Heavy water (D2O) acts as a moderator, i.e., it slows the rate of a reaction. Due to this property of D2O, it cannot be used for drinking purposes because it will slow down anabolic and catabolic reactions taking place in the body and lead to a casualty.

Solution 2

No, D2O is injurious to human beings, plants and animals.

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Solution Knowing the Properties of H2o and D2o, Do You Think that D2o Can Be Used for Drinking Purposes? Concept: Heavy Water.
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