MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 607"
How Everything Works 18 Jul 2018. 18 Jul 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=607>.
607. Why does a microwave oven heat organic material and not inorganic material? — JM, Columbus, OH
A microwave oven heats anything that contains liquid water. Since many organic materials contain water, they will become hot in a microwave oven. But some organic materials such as pure salad oil don't contain water and won't become hot in a microwave oven. There are also some inorganic materials such as damp unglazed pottery that contain water and that will become hot.

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