8th October 2012, 09:34 PM
Without sounding like a science nerd, how does it oxidize? Do you mean combustion or decomposition? Because as far as I can recall from my chemistry, the idea is just to remove the moisture, isn't it?
Originally Posted by GReddyZC76
We have all handled anhydrous copper(II) cobalt before. It is a common reagent to test for the presence of water. It is carcinogenic, so I would think the question is if it would cause cancer if we eat the food that we microwave in the same oven later on right?
Or did I misunderstand?
8th October 2012, 09:43 PM
Thinking about it further, it is unlikely that Copper(II) Cobalt will oxidize, combust or decompose - it is an ionic compound, and is very stable.
It has a high melting point and even higher boiling point. So no fumes either.
Are we scaring ourselves? Hehe!
9th October 2012, 09:30 AM
9th October 2012, 10:44 AM
Science lesson hur?
When materials come into contact, trace amount of each is deposited on each other. Hence, trace amount of any possible carcinogen or poison will be left in the microwave if u do put in there in the first place.
So now the question is, how much is poisonous or lethal? Also consider the fact that the physical environment increases the rate for the exchange to reach equilibrium I.e. high temperature and convecting medium speeds up the contamination.
So I would say, its not that safe. In any case, microwaved food is not exactly healthy to begin with.
9th October 2012, 12:38 PM
Originally Posted by Octarine
I meant to say Cobalt (II) chloride.
Guess I better call up MOE to return them my 'A' level Chemistry grade! Hahaha!
Last edited by Blur Shadow; 9th October 2012 at 12:41 PM.