Why 88% of water is oxygen?
false, but Oxygen molecules are much larger than hydrogen. H2O. Two hydrogens and 1 oxygen. The oxygen is the larger of the particles even though it is only one, however no where near enough to say water is 88% oxygen
Water molecule is H2O meaning it has 2 atoms of hydrogen and 1 atom of oxygen.This implies that 33% of water is oxygen.
This is the ratio by weight of the atoms:oxygen: 15.99903hydrogen: 1.0078415.99903 / (15.99903 + 2 * 1.00784) = .888.... actually closer to 89%.