Hydrogen Fuel cells

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by Trilobyte, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Trilobyte Registered Senior Member

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    Do Hydrogen Fuel cells work just as well if you don't have the hydrogen and oxygen separate? I.e can you supply a hydrogen and oxygen mixture to both the cathode and the anode and get the same (or similar) working efficiency and voltage output as if they are segregated and pure on each respective electrode?
     
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  3. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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  5. Nasor Valued Senior Member

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    Except of course that you need to power the RF generator, and it will take more energy to run the RF generator that you will be able to get back from the H2 and O2.
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    You'll have to power your idea as well and it to will be the same.
     
  8. Nasor Valued Senior Member

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    I don't think you understood what he was asking.
     
  9. Exhumed Self ******. Registered Senior Member

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    The reaction would still happen, but in an unorganized manner which you would not be able to harness for electric power.
     
  10. Sciencenerd Registered Member

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    This is the facts

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    Just one electrode would release the hydrogen of the oxidation state stated oxygen would be released, but not vigorously. so same chemical reaction, but at a different physical rate beacause of know ionic attraction for the oxygen ions.
     
  11. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    That sentence make no sense that I can see.
     

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