well the subject explains its self realy, but water is made of 2 hydrogens and 1 oxygen, hydrogen burns and oxygen helps things burn so why does it not burn. i asked my cousin this (he thinks he knows everything but i just think that he is a big tall idiot with his head in the clouds) and he said it was the bondings on the atoms, but it is just a strait chain molicule and therefor has not double bonds to make it harder to burn, and also the molicule is very light and small so that means it should burn easier. can any1 tell me or even suggest an idea of why it does nor burn, please. thanking the smarty pants who gets the right answer in advance. !!thecraigc!!