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I have an invention that requires the combination of hydrogen and oxygen. I need a way to combine them safely, in a controlled environment and be able to produce water in large amounts. Is there any way I can do this?
- Raegan (age 13)
This is one of those topics you might see on TV that comes with a warning:
"DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!"
It is true that if you combine oxygen with hydrogen you can obtain water as a by-product but it's very difficult to do it in a controlled manner. The two gasses tend to combine explosively.
Why don't you study to become a chemical engineer or something similar, and then look back at your adventurous youth as a future experimenter. For myself, looking back, I don't know how I survived childhood without losing an extremity or two.
(published on 05/26/10)
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