How is water made, where does it come from?

Is it possible to make water ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Water is a self sustaining resource in that it can create itself through a cycle called "the water cycle". Of course, that doesn't answer the bigger question of "where does water come from?" This question was posed on the internet and so far the best answer has been that oxygen is the most common element of the earth's crust and hydrogen is the most common element of the universe, so it is almost inevitable that the two molecules would find each other and form bonds. This answer was posed by Pendour on Yahoo answers and so far as been chosen the Best Answer of the bunch.

    So, where does water come from? In addition to Pendour (the earth's oxygen combining with the universe's water)'s answer, the answer could be that water comes from water. You obviously remember the water cycle you learned in elementary school: the water in the lakes and oceans is evaporated by the heat of the sun and forms a vapour that joins together to form clouds. When the temperature is warm enough, the vapour condenses into drops of water which is what rain is made out of. The rain falls onto the earth-onto land as well as back into oceans, lakes and rivers. From the water bodies it evaporates and the cycle starts all over. The water that is found on the earth is used by plants and often people as the water will eventually find its way to the water table.

    What about your drinking water? Where does that come from? Drinking water can come from two places-ground and surface.

    Ground water is usually stored in aquifers that are underground areas where the rocks are very porous, like sponges. It is taken out of the aquifers by wells and pumps that get drilled into the ground. Ground water is often thought to be superior to surface water because it is already mostly clean. The ground's soil acts as a cleaner and filter as the water seeps through it and down to the aquifers. If the water contains chemicals or waste, most of those will get absorbed into the soil.

    Surface water is the water that is found in lakes, streams, wetlands and ponds. These waters often carry a certain amount of salinity (salt seeping into the water from the oceans). Surface water needs treatment before it can be safe for drinking and everyday use. Surface water is passed through water treatment facilities that are built specifically to clean and filter and then pumped out to homes and businesses. The treatment facility acts much in the same way that the soil does only in the treatment facility; the water is filtered and "enhanced" by machines.

    Answering a question like "where does water come from" can be as easy as you'd like to make it. It can be as simple as It comes from rain all the way up to the explanation of how oxygen and hydrogen bond together to create individual water molecules.

    • 5 years agoReport

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  • marje
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    What Is Water Made Of

  • 1 decade ago

    Just after the big bang there were lots of protons, neutrons and electrons. About 10 minutes after, all the neutrons had formed heium nuclei. About 300,000 years after this, the temperature fell and electrons could stay bound into atomic orbitals, creating hydrogen and helium atoms, in a ratio of about 3:1.

    A long time after this, the small density fluctuations throughout space grew under the effect of the gravitational force, making dense regions get denser. As this happened, they got hotter, until this hydrogen and helium collapsed to form early stars. In stars, nuclear fusion can make elements as heavy as iron, so there you have the base materials for water.

    When you have hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms, and a spark (which certainly was present in stars), you can create water. The water molecule is more thermodynamically stable than the individual atoms, though some spark is needed. Rocket fuel is often hydrogen and oxygen combining for release energy and water.

    This water was clearly in the form of steam, and there does exist steam around the atmosphere of stars. When a star has 1.4 solar masses or more, it explodes into a supernova, expelling this water into space. This, along with all the dust, collapses again to form solar systems and planets, under gravity, such as the Earth.

    Comets are made of rock and ice, and there is evidence for ice on Mars and the Moon, as well as steam on venus.

    That's more of a cosmological story than the one given above, which is also a good account.

    Hope this helps


    • RelliK5 years agoReport

      Hi Mike! Where the big bang comes from?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Water is one of the byproducts of burning hydrogen.

    One theory is that water was formed in the early universe and as the earth was formed, space debris containing water landed on the planet and eventually filled the oceans. Took a few million years.

    Every time hydrogen is burned in an oxygen atmosphere, water is formed.

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    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    water comes from evaporated water ie water vapur that exists in the air as tiny water droplets. For example when you come out of the car and your glasses start fogging, those are actually tiny water droplets! water's chemical equation is H2O and water exist naturally around us and you technically cannot make water. you can get water from the atmosphere for example try boiling a beaker of water and put this cool iron sheet aboue. After a while you'll notice water droplets forming and that is the process called condensation where water vapour touches a cool surface, it loses heat and condenses to form tiny water droplets!(:

    hope my knowledge helped!

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  • 1 decade ago


    Enough atom nametags. Label the tags Hydrogen-H-(+) and Oxygen-O-(-); being certain to have a ratio of 2 hydrogens for each oxygen-the charge should be on the nametags to illustrate magnetism and polarity.

    At least 5 Sodium-Na-(+), and 4 Chloride-Cl-(-) name tags-the charge should also be on the nametags to illustrate magnetism and polarity.

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    A solvent is a liquid capable of dissolving another substance. Not all liquids can dissolve other substances: for example formaldehyde and other types of alcohol are used to preserve. Water is capable of dissolving a variety of different substances, which is why it is called the universal solvent. It is water's chemical composition and physical attributes that allow this to happen. Water's polarity is one of its characteristics that makes it such a good solvent. A polar molecule is one that has positive and negative regions. This allows the molecule, in this case water, to become attracted to many other different types of molecules. Water can become so heavily attracted to a different molecule, like salt NaCl, that it can disrupt the attractive forces that hold the salt together-thus dissolving the salt.


    "What is the composition of water?" Depending on the age group, possible responses are drops, molecules, and atoms. What the composition of a drop of water is. What is the composition of a molecule? Atoms of water are covalently bonded. What is going to be discussed is the polarity of water and how this is essential in water's ability to dissolve. It is important for you to understand that covalent bonds are very difficult to break.

    Draw two hydrogen atoms on the board that show their positive charge. Draw one oxygen atom on the board showing its negative charge. The board illustration should look like the water molecule diagram. Review the concepts of magnetism, attraction, and repulsion.

    After you draw the first water molecule on the board with the correct charges, You have to one at a time draw several other water molecules on the board. You have to pay attention to the polarity (+/- charges on the opposite ends of the molecule) when drawing their molecules on the board. The molecules are attracted to each other magnetically - this is called hydrogen bonding. Hydrogen bonds are magnetic attractions; no sub-atomic particles are shared as in a covalent bond.

    In other words :

    A couple of hydrogen atoms got very friendly with an oxygen atom and the rest is molecule history.

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    • 5 years agoReport

      all of this still does say exactly how water is made in nature.

  • 4 years ago

    If a chocolate is made of a lot of calories, how come it is not fat??? so what I can tell is that the amount of calories doesn't matter the weight or size... it only matters the nutrients/substance present...

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    4 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

    Condensation, the early sun was not as hot as it is now. The earth was molten, and outer space is cold. When hot meets cold and there is oxygen and hydrogen, you get condensation. Lonnie

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