George H.

asked • 05/23/14

Why isn't water flammable?

Fish don't breath water, they breathe dissovled oxygen that is in the water. Because pure oxygen is quite flammable, and pure oxygen is dissolved in water, why isn't water flammable? I'm sorry this question is so short and stupid looking but there isn't much to it. Thanks.
 
 

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George H.

If that's the case, how can fish breath?
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05/24/14

Jim S.

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Here's a link that describes how fish manage to breathe the dissolved oxygen in water.
 
http://www.myuniversalfacts.com/2006/03/how-do-fish-breathe.html
 
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05/24/14

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