• how to convert Hydrogen into electricity?
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Ok so there is like a hundred tutorials on youtube about how to make a water electrolizer. But what device could be used to do the opposite, get electricity by burning hydrogen? And how to make it at home?
I don't think this is possible unless your a scientist or know how to build a hydrogen engine.
Magic.
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Wait, you want to burn pure hydrogen? Have fun.
Do you mean using electricity to get hydrogen out of water? Electrolysis?
[QUOTE=Pandamobile;16211129]Do you mean using electricity to get hydrogen out of water? Electrolysis?[/QUOTE] No, he's asking on how to burn the hydrogen from water. I hardly know any chemistry, but aren't hydrogen bonds extremely strong?
[QUOTE=Pandamobile;16211129]Do you mean using electricity to get hydrogen out of water? Electrolysis?[/QUOTE] He wants to convert hydrogen to electricity.
No you tell the hydrogen to turn into electricity. It will listen to you.
You'd need to build a hydrogen fuel cell. Like in those cars.
Shouldn't you have learned about redox reactions in chemistry by now?
[url]http://www.fuelcells.org/hydrogen/basics.html[/url] read some of this stuff up, in a nutshell it's actually kinda simple to do if you already have everything needed to build the appropriate equipment
[QUOTE=mm3guy;16211220][url]http://www.fuelcells.org/hydrogen/basics.html[/url] read some of this stuff up, in a nutshell it's actually kinda simple to do if you already have everything needed to build the appropriate equipment[/QUOTE] He speaks the truth, Hydrogen Fuel Cells are actually simple enough to be built in your home. However, most people can't acquire pure hydrogen (it's way to combustible), so you might have to get an electrolysis station set up.
Pour water on a turbine.
Hacks
Just use it as fuel for a steam engine.
Use energy from the combustion of hydrogen to turn the coil inside a basic homemade electric generator?
Electricity is simply a method of putting energy into water to break the bonds between the hydrogen and oxygen. It's not like the electricity is stored in the hydrogen, it's just used to split the bonds. When you burn Hydrogen, you get energy, but it's in the form of heat.
Go watch that movie [url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115857/]Chain Reaction[/url] and learn the dangers of using hydrogen as a fuel source.
[QUOTE=Gmod4ever;16211551]Go watch that movie [url=http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115857/]Chain Reaction[/url] and learn the dangers of using hydrogen as a fuel source.[/QUOTE] Is that related to the dangers of hydrogen bombs being an unending chain reaction that will destroy the whole earth?
[QUOTE=Leeko;16211161]No you tell the hydrogen to turn into electricity. It will listen to you.[/QUOTE] It stabbed me :S
[img]http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/images/IntHydrogen2.jpg[/img] Can't answer? Don't post.
well it should be posible to burn hydrogen to boil water to make steam because almost every generator works by burning some kind of fuel to make steam that turns a turbine
[QUOTE=Dr Nick;16211844][img]http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/images/IntHydrogen2.jpg[/img] Can't answer? Don't post.[/QUOTE] Hmm that really awnsers some questions for me, I thought you had to burn it to get the energy from it. Ahwell this works better anyway.
Hydrogen is highly combustible. you can either use a fuel cell or burn the hydrogen with oxygen in a conventional engine of some kind and have it turn a generator.
I don't yhink that you will have any luck getting the hydrogen molecules out of anything.
No, just hit the hydrogen atoms with a crowbar like Gordon Freeman.
use the force
ITT: How I burn water?
[QUOTE=Bradley10000;16212511]ITT: How I burn water?[/QUOTE] At just over 3227 ºC the water molecule breaks down into elemental hydrogen and oxygen, and at a temperature of 1527 ºC water breaks down into a few flammable components such as H2, O2, H2O, O, H and OH. Hydrogen spontaneously ignites at 585°C.
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