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Why isn't water flammable?

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George,
            There are no "stupid" questions. Oxygen is a "Henery's Law" gas which means it is sparingly soluble in water. For example at 20 deg C and 1 atm pressure you can only dissolve 9.17 lb O2per one million pounds of water. The Omolecules are moving around in the liquid and are too dilute to be ignited. Any energy, such as a torch, is totally absorbed by the H2O.
Jim

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