1. Post #1
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    Nikita's Avatar
    April 2005
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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?

  2. Post #2
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    Karmah's Avatar
    December 2007
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    I don't think this is possible unless your a scientist or know how to build a hydrogen engine.

  3. Post #3

    June 2006
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    Magic.

  4. Post #4
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    Shugo589's Avatar
    March 2007
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    snip

  5. Post #5
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    Karmah's Avatar
    December 2007
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    Wait, you want to burn pure hydrogen? Have fun.

  6. Post #6
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    Pandamobile's Avatar
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    Do you mean using electricity to get hydrogen out of water?

    Electrolysis?

  7. Post #7
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    Shugo589's Avatar
    March 2007
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    Do you mean using electricity to get hydrogen out of water?

    Electrolysis?
    No, he's asking on how to burn the hydrogen from water.

    I hardly know any chemistry, but aren't hydrogen bonds extremely strong?

  8. Post #8
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    Karmah's Avatar
    December 2007
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    Do you mean using electricity to get hydrogen out of water?

    Electrolysis?
    He wants to convert hydrogen to electricity.

  9. Post #9

    June 2006
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    No you tell the hydrogen to turn into electricity. It will listen to you.

  10. Post #10
    purplerman's Avatar
    October 2006
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    You'd need to build a hydrogen fuel cell. Like in those cars.

  11. Post #11
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    Rofl my Waff's Avatar
    November 2006
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    Shouldn't you have learned about redox reactions in chemistry by now?

  12. Post #12
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    http://www.fuelcells.org/hydrogen/basics.html

    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

  13. Post #13
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    http://www.fuelcells.org/hydrogen/basics.html

    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
    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.

  14. Post #14
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    gamefreekv2's Avatar
    July 2006
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    Pour water on a turbine.

  15. Post #15
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    October 2008
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    Hacks

  16. Post #16
    McSanchez's Avatar
    April 2009
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    Just use it as fuel for a steam engine.

  17. Post #17
    This probably isn't a good idea
    Camundongo's Avatar
    October 2007
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    Use energy from the combustion of hydrogen to turn the coil inside a basic homemade electric generator?

  18. Post #18
    MrAltaco's Avatar
    January 2007
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    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.

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    Gmod4ever's Avatar
    August 2005
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    Go watch that movie Chain Reaction and learn the dangers of using hydrogen as a fuel source.

  20. Post #20
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    Go watch that movie Chain Reaction and learn the dangers of using hydrogen as a fuel source.
    Is that related to the dangers of hydrogen bombs being an unending chain reaction that will destroy the whole earth?

  21. Post #21
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    No you tell the hydrogen to turn into electricity. It will listen to you.
    It stabbed me :S

  22. Post #22
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    Can't answer? Don't post.

  23. Post #23
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    October 2007
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    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

  24. Post #24
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    Can't answer? Don't post.
    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.

  25. Post #25
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    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.

  26. Post #26
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    October 2007
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    I don't yhink that you will have any luck getting the hydrogen molecules out of anything.

  27. Post #27
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    November 2007
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    No, just hit the hydrogen atoms with a crowbar like Gordon Freeman.

  28. Post #28
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    M_B's Avatar
    September 2005
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    use the force

  29. Post #29
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    ITT: How I burn water?

  30. Post #30
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    June 2005
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    ITT: How I burn water?
    At just over 3227 C the water molecule breaks down into elemental hydrogen and oxygen, and at a temperature of 1527 C water breaks down into a few flammable components such as H2, O2, H2O, O, H and OH. Hydrogen spontaneously ignites at 585C.

  31. Post #31
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    September 2007
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    Okay first you gotta have a battery, two wires, and a bowl of water.

    Attach the wires to the battery then stick them in the bowl that will make hydrogen.

    Now do it backwards.

  32. Post #32
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    April 2009
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    Put hydrogen in a balloon and put a lighter underneath it. Heat is a form of energy so that should work.

  33. Post #33
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    Okay first you gotta have a battery, two wires, and a bowl of water.

    Attach the wires to the battery then stick them in the bowl that will make hydrogen.

    Now do it backwards.
    Now do it backwords?
    How am I supposed to do that?

  34. Post #34
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    Xmeagol's Avatar
    December 2006
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    At just over 3227 C the water molecule breaks down into elemental hydrogen and oxygen, and at a temperature of 1527 C water breaks down into a few flammable components such as H2, O2, H2O, O, H and OH. Hydrogen spontaneously ignites at 585C.
    so technically if a big ass *really big* asteroid happened to hit an ocean..

  35. Post #35
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    April 2008
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    Wait, you want to burn pure hydrogen? Have fun.
    S/he wont, hydrogen is fucking boring.

  36. Post #36
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    August 2006
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    Whenever I read stuff on blogs about hydrogen fuel cells, everyone's like 'lol it's not environmentally friendly cause you need to use electricity to get hydrogen'. Could you use a hydrogen cell/s to do whatever you need to do to get hyrdrogen in a state to use it in fuel cells or would you put more in than you get out (I know this sounds unbeliveably ignorant)

  37. Post #37
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    September 2008
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    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.
    I wouldn't attemt burning it unless in a HEV suit.

  38. Post #38
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    March 2005
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    Using hydrogen as a fuel cell is MUCH more efficient than combusting it and trying to get electricity off that. Combustion engines turn most energy into heat.

  39. Post #39
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    July 2007
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    He wants to convert hydrogen to electricity.
    What, as in to turn the atoms directly into electricity, or get energy from some renewable or reversable reaction?

    If he wants to do the first part, i suppose if he had a star handy he could use nuclear fusion.

  40. Post #40
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    November 2008
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    August 3rd 2009 - A kid that was trying to make a replica of the Hindenburg for a summer school project, blows himself up in a tragic accident when 85% of the room was filled with flammable hydrogen.