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Can we use do-auxillity verb in indirection question sentence. 

For example, Is this right?

Why is the sky blue?-> Why the sky do blue? Or Why the water do exchange to air on 100 degree?

 

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Why is the sky blue?

The indicative version would be

The sky is blue.

..here, the sky is ascribed a property ("blue"). "Blue" is not a verb, it's an adjective. If you write

Why does the sky blue? (WRONG)

.. you'll make it seem as if it's a verb. "The sky started to blue". But there is no single-word verb meaning "to blue" in English.

The proper way would be to say:

Why is the sky blue?

or

Why does the sky look blue? (as Catija wrote).

With do, you need a verb like look, not an adjective like blue.


In your second sentence, you have a verb ("turn to steam"), so you can use the so-called "do-support":

Why does water turn to steam at 100C?


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In your specific examples, you can say:

Why does the sky look blue?

Why does water turn to steam [or evaporate/vaporize] at 100 degrees C. -This statement actually wouldn't be correct with is.

Do generally can't be used to replace is.

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