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Electrolysis of Saliva?

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Just a thought... If someone gathered up a whole bunch of saliva, either from many people at one time or one person over several times, then submitted to electrolysis, how would the products be different from regular water? How would the bacteria/enzymes react? I suppose it would also conduct better than regular water (distilled, tap, etc.)?

 

Ken

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In my opinion, I think it'd be very very similar to the electrolysis of water...? Saliva is mostly water anyway. I think differences would be on the microscopic level.

 

Interesting point.

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ferments in saliva (the thing that makes water into saliva) is an organic material. however i dont have any knowledge of electricity trough organic materials. i suggest you do a research and post it! maybe youre on to somethin'.

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Any enzymes, proteins that kind of stuff, would likely denature.

 

Depending on your voltage (and all those other confusing electrical factors) some of the carbohydrates and inorganic

compounds would decompose as well. And of course water.

 

Chemkid

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They seem to be here to digest what we need to.

 

My last comment is pretty stupid. What I would rather say is that one learns much about liquid solutions by slowly increasing voltage between electrodes and seeing increases of current from different species.

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