Hydrogen Dioxide

What's the scientific name of water?

Okay so water has 2 hydrogen and 1 oxygen,

so it should be dihydrogen monoxide instead of hydrogen monoxide,

but wikipedia said water is hydrogen monoxide and dihydrogen monoxide is something else.

i'm confused o.O

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Water has two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen present in one molecule, so that would be dihydrogen monoxide (2 hydrogens, 1 oxygen).  You must have been looking at something else in the Wikipedia article.  Either that, or someone misstated themselves.

Water is a clear, polar compound consisting...

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Water has two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen present in one molecule, so that would be dihydrogen monoxide (2 hydrogens, 1 oxygen).  You must have been looking at something else in the Wikipedia article.  Either that, or someone misstated themselves.

Water is a clear, polar compound consisting of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.  It is the ultimate physical requirement for virtually all life forms on Earth.  Water accounts for approximately 70% of mass in the human body, and is the standard scientists look for when examining the possibility of life on other planets.  Water is called the universal solvent because so many different substances are solvent in it.  Water can exist in all three physical states on Earth, those being a solid, as ice; a liquid, as liquid water; and a gas, such as water vapor or steam.

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