I wonder if water. Being essential to life. Also is optimized for life. Even if life has evolved in relation to water. The other way sounds probable also.
I read that there can exist para- and ortho-water. From a philosophical point of view. It could make sense to separate properties of water if there exist a smart solution found with complex combinations. Like a pattern of ones and zeros.
Then these combinations would have to be computed/learned through ?millions of years. If so then splitting water is always a bad idea. You ?risk loosing properties that is needed for life.