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Old 11-07-2012, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by stevenv9179 View Post
Hello, im curious as to why they need a alternating pulses to split water as opposed to two static electric fields on opposite ends. Would the static fields pull apart a water molecule.
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If you think about it, using a static field would be similar to trying to separate two magnets from each other by placing them in a larger (and higher density) magnetic field.

The magnets would no doubt choose one polarity or the other and migrate toward that pole depending on location and orientation. In a similar way, water molecules would react in a static E field, propagating toward the attractive pole.

What would be required to cause the two magnets to separate using only magnetic force to do so?
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