High Energy Liquid Fuel

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by kmguru, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    VERY interesting info - thank you.
     
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  3. MetaKron Registered Senior Member

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    There must be something that prevents it from happening in the majority of cola drinkers.
     
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  5. kmguru Staff Member

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    Which one? Losing teeth or losing calcium which you will not know until age 65
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I thought the goal of this inquiry was an energy dense combustable liquid fuel- cost or sustainability being of no concern.
     
  8. kmguru Staff Member

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    That is correct.
     
  9. Forceman May the force be with you Registered Senior Member

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    The force is strong

    What about thermite. It can be used as a catalyst. The absorbed energy would be intensified exciting maybe a volatile liquid like hydrochloric acid.
     
  10. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    And that would get you... what, exactly?? Hot HCL (and corrosive vapor) and what else? :shrug:
     
  11. kmguru Staff Member

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    Thermite is a aluminum powerbase with with an oxider like ferrous (sp) oxide. I used this to make minibombs as a kid but made sure the servant ignited it....

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    . It was safe. No need to use HCL. We never used liquids for fireworks as some are highly hygroscopic. But we are not making fireworks here....

    It is going nowhere...we need a student doing BS in Chemistry...it will be fresh in his/her mind. My degree was so long ago that I did a memory dump when I switched to computers.

    Funny thing is, we did a lot of horsing around those days, it is a miracle we did not blow up the lab...oh...memories....

    Come to think of it - Since you can get these or substitute ingredients in stores...We are not going to discuss explosive stuff anymore.
     
  12. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    I can't think of any liquid fuel that is twice as energy dense as diesel.
     

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