Why won't water burn?

It's full of hydrogen and oxygen, so why is water incombustible?
08 May 2021
Presented by Chris Smith with Kieno Kammies, 567 CapeTalk. 
Production by Chris Smith.


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This week, the Covid-19 crisis in India and why it's happening, we discuss why water, despite being replete with hydrogen and oxygen which burn readily, is incombustible, we talk through the safety profile of the coronavirus vaccines, find out why shaking the remote control can apparently bring dead batteries back to life, and touch on the ageing process. We also bid farewell to Kieno, who is departing for pastures new...


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