Hydrogen bubbles

Theo Gray fills soap bubbles with a hydrogen-oxygen mixture and lights them on fire.

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-5 1. irishgek commented 12 years ago

As a mythbusters fan id say that sucked , and the slo mo with no sound sucked even more , negative comment but that was in every aspect not the most intrestin thing i have ever seen no monkey head for that one
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-11 2. banzemanga commented 12 years ago

I thought that H + 02 = Water. How the heck are they able to make the H to bond exactly with one O.
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-12 3. slep commented 12 years ago

#2 It's not H20 it could well be HO or something like 2HO. Just think of the hydrogen bomb. It is hydrogen and oxygen being lit on fire, basically. It's just the oxygen concentration there is much higher and it is much less dense. The bigger one at the end was the best.
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+12 4. patriotaus commented 12 years ago

oxygen doesn't mean 1 atom of oxygen, hydrogen doesn't mean 1 atom of hydrogen, it is instead an unset volume of each gas. So when you mix hydrogen with oxygen you are not mixing 1 hydrogen atom with 1 oxygen atom, you are instead mixing a lot of both together.

But to answer your question, it is based on equilibrium. H2O is more stable then OH and consequently the reaction will proceed towards H2O as the OH will bind another hydrogen but at any one stage there is some lonely oxygen, some lonely hydrogen, some OH and some H2O and transition states in between.

a hydrogen bomb is most certainly not hydrogen being oxidised by oxygen. a hydrogen bomb relies on fission to release a lot of energy that will then compress hydrogen so much so that it fuses (fusion) and releases an even larger amount of energy.
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+5 5. Oddi commented 12 years ago

#2 its just gas H2 and gas O2 each 1 being a different chemical substance...both in bubbles though
#3 better start hitting yr head on a wall ffs with yr personal thinkin science dumbass.
hydrogen bombs work through fission and is kind of the equivalent of a 'nuclear' fussion bomb
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+1 6. patriotaus commented 12 years ago

just because you were calling that guy a dumbass, i thought i would correct #5

hydrogen bombs work principally through fusion while nuclear bombs work through fission.
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+3 7. Vintage4life commented 12 years ago

@ #6 and i like fishin' is that the same? 8-)
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+2 8. ibrahimde commented 12 years ago

I'd like to prank so with this kind of bath... >:) >:)