Agricultural Biochemistry class. First chapters was about water. She told us that water is the first part of all biochemistry books and courses. Water is very important. All biological processes relies or takes place in water. So on…
One of water properties is the ability to form ions. The water or H20 breaks to H+ and OH–, hydronium and hydroxide ions respectively. At the same time some ions are getting back to each other to form again the water molecule, H20. The volume of H20 and ions are almost always equal. This process called ionization is a natural process that is happening even at normal temperature and without any intervention.
Before she finished discussing the above, I have a question in my mind. Ionized or mineral water is being sold by many water refilling stations. Home water ionizers are being marketed. It is popular because of many health benefits. If I am going to buy a container of ionized water, how can I know if it is still ionized. What is its shelf life. Considering the chemical theory – two separated ions attract each other again to form water molecule.
I still asked what was on my mind and she replied. No water is completely ionized. There are instances that volume of ions is greater and volume of water molecule and vice versa, but that will go back to equilibrium sooner or later.
Hmm… Then ionized water might be a hoax! Alkaline water and water ionizers are fakes which are made to fool and steal money. It might be true on the other hand, considering the advancement in technology.