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Originally posted by blaqmyst
Could this be done?
Originally posted by scienceguy94
the normal magnetic field of the earth is about .5 gauss your refridgerator magnet has about 600 gauss. therefore the magnet is 1200 times as strong. Do you see people making sucessful free energy machines from magnets?
Originally posted by donwhite
I'm trying to study WATER. I understand “old style” atomic theory postulated successive rings (layers) of electrons orbiting the nucleus. As if our own Sun was a nucleus and the planets were electrons. I am under the impression “new style” atomic theory prefers to think of “levels” of vibrating energy surrounding the nucleus. This is somewhat reminiscent (to me) of the question whether light is transmitted by a particle or a wave.
OK, with that ground work laid, here’s my question. I know if an atom of oxygen with 6 electrons in its second orbit, which holds 8 when filled, encounters 2 hydrogen atoms, unique in having but one electron in its first orbit, and each hydrogen atom is aggressively seeking another electron to “complete” its first shell - layer - orbit - will combine without much outside force or energy required, to make a molecule of water. H2O. All 3 atoms are then “complete” in their respective levels of energy. SIMPLE. However, to separate those atoms in a water molecule back into their respective atomic components, requires HUGE amounts of energy. WHY IS THAT?