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# Knowing the properties of H2O and D2O do you think that D2O can be used for drinking purposes

9.30  Knowing the properties of H2O and D2O, do you think that D2O can be used for drinking purposes?

$D_{2}O$ is heavy water, it acts as a moderator which slow down the rate of the chemical reaction. Due to this property, we cannot use it for drinking purpose. if we use, it will slow down our metabolic reaction happens in the body.