I am fairly ignorant in hard science, but I think I’m correct on this one. Please back me up or explain why I am wrong.
I was discussing water with a friend today. In the course of the conversation, he said that H2O routinely breaks into H and O and reforms into H2O. In nature, with no prompting: electrical or otherwise. My understanding is that water is water and it is relatively stable, unlike hydrogen peroxide(H2O2) which does indeed lose its extra oxygen atom rather readily, becoming H2O. Am I right so far? He claimed that water molecules, at any given time, are constantly losing atoms and regaining them. No way!
There were some other things that didn’t make sense to me, but this one stood out.
My sense of the world is unstable enough without this (mis?)information. Help!
When you answer, please include your credentials. Hell, I can voice an opinion all day long, but it doesn’t mean anything!