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20-04-2015, 02:00 PM
Hmmm... elements in body... % - something ain't adding up.
Okay, I know our bodies are made up of 65% O and 10% H; likewise, our bodies are 60% HOH.

Wait... what?

How can that be? If there are 2 H's for every O, how can there be such a huge percentage of O over H?

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20-04-2015, 02:04 PM
RE: Hmmm... elements in body... % - something ain't adding up.
It depends if you go by atomic weight or simple number of percentage of atoms......

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20-04-2015, 02:09 PM
RE: Hmmm... elements in body... % - something ain't adding up.
Clarify ---

Oxygen has almost 16 times the weight of hydrogen - per atom...


see??

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20-04-2015, 02:15 PM
RE: Hmmm... elements in body... % - something ain't adding up.
sorry -- I'm trying to (metaphorically) walk and chew gum at the same time...

As water is over 90 percent of the elements in our bodies -- and water as you know is 2 atoms H, to 1 of O, while the NUMBER of H atoms outnumber the O --- the MASS of the O is roughly 16 times of H....

Make sense?? It better -- I think I'm burning dinner....

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20-04-2015, 02:37 PM
RE: Hmmm... elements in body... % - something ain't adding up.
(20-04-2015 02:15 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  sorry -- I'm trying to (metaphorically) walk and chew gum at the same time...

As water is over 90 percent of the elements in our bodies -- and water as you know is 2 atoms H, to 1 of O, while the NUMBER of H atoms outnumber the O --- the MASS of the O is roughly 16 times of H....

Make sense?? It better -- I think I'm burning dinner....

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shit...

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20-04-2015, 03:45 PM
RE: Hmmm... elements in body... % - something ain't adding up.
(20-04-2015 02:15 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  sorry -- I'm trying to (metaphorically) walk and chew gum at the same time...

As water is over 90 percent of the elements in our bodies -- and water as you know is 2 atoms H, to 1 of O, while the NUMBER of H atoms outnumber the O --- the MASS of the O is roughly 16 times of H....

Make sense?? It better -- I think I'm burning dinner....

...
shit...

Ok... so doing the math:

H-O-H
1-16-1
or
1:8 ratio

So, for every H there is ~+8x the mass for an O.

That still doesn't add up. According to that math, around a quarter of the O is missing.

I still don't get it.

Is the other 1/4 of the O bonding to itself and becoming O2?

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20-04-2015, 03:50 PM
RE: Hmmm... elements in body... % - something ain't adding up.
(20-04-2015 03:45 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(20-04-2015 02:15 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  sorry -- I'm trying to (metaphorically) walk and chew gum at the same time...

As water is over 90 percent of the elements in our bodies -- and water as you know is 2 atoms H, to 1 of O, while the NUMBER of H atoms outnumber the O --- the MASS of the O is roughly 16 times of H....

Make sense?? It better -- I think I'm burning dinner....

...
shit...

Ok... so doing the math:

H-O-H
1-16-1
or
1:8 ratio

So, for every H there is ~+8x the mass for an O.

That still doesn't add up. According to that math, around a quarter of the O is missing.

I still don't get it.

Is the other 1/4 of the O bonding to itself and becoming O2?

Are they saying total H and O in the body - not just from water molecules?

Because you start talking fatty acids, proteins, etc...

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20-04-2015, 03:55 PM
RE: Hmmm... elements in body... % - something ain't adding up.
Adenosine triphosphate has a shit ton of oxygen in it... And then there are those free radical ones that your body's little butter fingers couldn't hold onto while making said ATP.
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20-04-2015, 04:12 PM
RE: Hmmm... elements in body... % - something ain't adding up.
(20-04-2015 02:00 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Okay, I know our bodies are made up of 65% O and 10% H; likewise, our bodies are 60% HOH.

Wait... what?

How can that be? If there are 2 H's for every O, how can there be such a huge percentage of O over H?

Can you cite your source? Consider

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20-04-2015, 04:29 PM (This post was last modified: 20-04-2015 04:33 PM by kingschosen.)
RE: Hmmm... elements in body... % - something ain't adding up.
(20-04-2015 04:12 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(20-04-2015 02:00 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Okay, I know our bodies are made up of 65% O and 10% H; likewise, our bodies are 60% HOH.

Wait... what?

How can that be? If there are 2 H's for every O, how can there be such a huge percentage of O over H?

Can you cite your source? Consider

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