Can water be turned into oil?

China
November 1, 2007 8:27am CST
Hi! All Once a cheat said, "he can turn water into oil by adding something a little into water." It was strange that many people on earth believed him and some of them would offer lot of money to buy his skill. I have never trusted it. That's not possible. What's your opinion of it?
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
1 Nov 07
When we talk about invention there is nothing impossible. Because it is a creation element. Just like the invention of aeroplane, many people in that time don't believe that steel sheet can fly. And many people discourage the invention by producing their logical contra reasons. But when things proven beneficial, the same people who previously in contra, enjoy boarding aeroplane as their transport means. OK come back to the invention about turning water to oil. In chemistry, water is H2O where it consist of two elements of Hydrogen and Oxygen and the ratio is 2:1, respectively. And water need some extra process of atom mixture to transform it to oil (gasoline). Because hydrogen atoms exist in both water and oil. Where as gasoline consists of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons. A substance consisting only of carbon and hydrogen atoms. Examples: benzene, hexane.
• China
2 Nov 07
Hi! Maybe you are right. Now it's not possible. Maybe there appears a new invention that can work out the problem in the future. It's difficult to replace the oxygen with the carbon from the routine of technology.
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 07
that kind of difficulties, once resolved will be called as new invention. Just like artificial "sperm" in the next 100 years.
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
1 Nov 07
well you can do something that is for sure you can mix water and oli and make oilywater that is water that has oil on top :))))))))) but to make oil out of water I dont think it can be done or else it would have been done ages ago and save us a lot of money in the process.
• China
2 Nov 07
Hi! I agree with you. Water can't be turned into oil. Water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen. Oil is made up of carbon and hydrogen. They can't be mixed up together. And in some place, fresh water is also expensive.