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  1. #1 OK, Hydrogen 
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    Basicly i need a reaction which produces hydrogen, out of pretty easy to get hold of chemicals, this is for a self contained kinda simple combustion engine, no idea how its gunna wokr, but it thought it start with the fuel, and i thought h wud be gud cuz my teachers all green (not litterally) so any solutions?
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    Why not just buy a tank of hydrogen? It's not very expensive. Most places let you put down a deposit on the tank and give it back when you return it, only charging you for the hydrogen that you actually use.


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  4. #3 ummmm, na 
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    i probably wud, but it has to be like completely contained, and theres prizes for being more imagaintive and stuff, so buying the hydrogen isnt what im after, thanks for your imput tho
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    Zinc in any strong acid (HCl, for example) would do it. But the weight and volume would probably be bad compared to just using a small hydrogen tank...
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    yer... by easy chemicals i ment stuff from around the house or something can be bought in a supermarket or diy store, not something from a chemical shop or w.e., i no this is a tall order, but i had thought about reactions with household ammonia, any ideas on were to get strong acids in tesco? lol
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    if u want strong acid take HCl from ur stomach
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    how do i stop my gag reflex? and how do i suck it out? lol, and i suppose i wont be able to eat for a while b4? lol, hmmm this project isnt quite that important
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    :? it was a joke (i think) , you can get strong acids almost anywhere. just order up. i got tons just standing here.... try conventional quality (not laboratory) because that's very expensive. good luck.
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    ok cheers, i now im asking alot, but i was really hoping for the wow u can power a motor from mixing water and i dunno emergany firelighters or sumink, i really wanted somethink that can be bought in a supermarket., but thanks anyway
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    I doubt it's THAT easy !
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    You can make hydrogen by conducting electricity through water with an anode and a cathode to make a cell. You can use a 9 V battery and attach it to the water with a cathode and anode; one will produce more gas than the other. The gas which is more freely produced is hydrogen and the gas is less produced is oxygen (because the chemical formula is H20, two hydrogens for every oxygen). You can also google in your question and follow step-by-step instructions to make hydrogen.
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    ok thankyou very much
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    Hydrochloric Acid is NOT hard to come by. It is also know as muriatic acid, and you could probably find it in a supermarket. If you have a pool, you could probably find it in a cabinet with all the other pool stuff, since it is used to treat pools. Usually comes in a red or clear bottle.
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    I think that the electrolysis is the best Idea.
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    I would go with electrolysis. Best bet.
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    About the electrolysis, how do you harness the hydrgen, i.e. keep it from escaping into the air?
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    balloon... :? an up side down flask.. (hydrogen is lighter than air)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver
    balloon... :? an up side down flask.. (hydrogen is lighter than air)
    If your using the flask, just make sure you keep it downwards at all times or you'll lose your collected glass.
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    You can also use a gas collection tank, but I don't know if that would fit the criteria of "stuff from around the house". Unless you have a lab, that is. :-D
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    Yeah, you would need some lab equipment to hook up to a compressed bottle or such.
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    well... u could use an empty film canister or an empty pill bottle... that's wut i did... it gave hell a loud 'pop' when i lighted it up... well becareful coz this is suppose to be 'dangerous'
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