Question #e658c

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Apr 15, 2016

Answer:

Water boiling on the sun may exist as vapour if it happens to be in the right place (a cooler area called a sunspot). Otherwise it would probably be torn apart into its constituent atoms.

Explanation:

The sun is in its main sequence so hydrogen is undergoing fusion and making hydrogen isotopes and ultimately helium. Hydrogen is the most abundant element present in the sun (>70% mass) and then helium (>25%).

However, there are small traces of oxygen (less than 1% mass). Hence the constituent elements of water are present in the sun. Surprsingly given the temperature on the sun, water vapour has been detected in certain cooler areas.

Hence water boiling on the sun may exist as vapour if it happens to be in the right place (a cooler area called a sunspot). Otherwise it would probably be torn apart into its constituent atoms.