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Do we have the ability to make water by combining molecules, or does that require fusion?

I am interested in knowing whether or not we can produce water.

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Here's a pretty cool link that addresses this issue: http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/manufacture-water.htm
Apparently the chief problem is the inherent danger of the chemical process necessary to create water. To create water you need hydrogen gas, which is highly explosive, and oxygen gas which supports combustion. The Hindenburg disaster is a classic example of what can happen with large amounts of hydrogen gas.

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Thanks, Kenney. This is a really good answer, and a good place for me to learn more. :-)
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Yes we can

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We could make water if we had hydrogen and oxygen. However these elements are already in use by the natural world. We can't just take them without upsetting something. For example, we need oxygen to breathe.

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I understand that, but hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, so we should have plenty of that, at least.

How would we go about doing it, do you know? Is it something that we could do now that countries are actually suffering from a lack of water? I know that it wouldn't be practical, but if it were, how would we do it?
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I'm not sure what the rules are. I suppose we could make a little by burning natural gas and condensing the exhaust, but it would be horribly acidic and need purification. If it doesn't have to be new water, desalinating seawater or recycling sewage are more practical.

Also, (and this is really getting far into science fiction), there is water on some of Saturn and Jupiter's moons. There is also more free hydrogen out there. Earth is relatively poor in hydrogen, as are all the inner planets.
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Thank you for the info, Integer. I love science, and science guys. Thanks for taking the time! :-)
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Oh yeah sure! I"m a big fan of science too, mostly.... have you seen "dark matters"? Many of the stories scientists behaving badly.... disturbing stuff.
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Yes, I have seen that on the Science channel. Some of those stories ARE pretty disturbing. Like, "Honey, I blew up the planet..." :-)
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