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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 decade ago

Does 90% pure hydrogen peroxide make a good home based rocket fuel?

I'm just curious about what would make a good home made rocket fuel for a three stage rocket.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    might as well separate the hydrogen and oxygen ionically from the water yourself, then use the pure oxygen and pure hydrogen and combine on blastoff (much better results for propulsion he he), ATF went after one Hi. Sch. student trying to separate such himself in home experiment, left unattended while went to school LOL, thought he was making a bomb (may have been, didn't say making rocket fuel), very good you say "rocket fuel" Osama, jr. since could consider you using for explosive, which in the case of "rocket fuel" can be considered synonymous (he, he), better off if you stick with an air pressured water bottle rocket made from a 2 liter coke bottle, or they might consider you a terrorist, and have special forces repelling down the walls of your house or residence, LOL, did you buy the 90% hydrogen peroxide from your nearest Hobby store LOL, think not, shows you how legal it is for you to have such in ur possession, LOL Osama, jr.

    well i guess 90% peroxide could be considered "legal" to possess, read some terrorist bought at a beauty supply store, but i believe should only be sold to licensed cosmeticians, they were using to make some tri-ox explosive or something

    either you are an Osama, jr. or a young Jack Nicholson "Joker" character in the making, he he,

    or trying to get "attention" by asking such an "explosive" question LOL

    well whatever, if you are young, be careful posing such humerous questions

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, a really excellent home-built-rocket fuel is black powder or composite solid rocket motors. They're modular, electrically ignited, don't explode and can be quite powerful, especially in the F through J power class. An F engine will send a rocket a good mile straight up; you'd likely never get performance like that with a homebrew rocket engine. Don't try to build your own liquid-fueled rocket. You'll blow your own hand off, or worse; it's very very dangerous.

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  • 4 years ago

    The hydrogen peroxide rocket packs have a flight time of a whopping 30 seconds. At the maximum speed, this allows you to cover less than 300 m. Your maximum altitude would be marginal. Honestly, if you think that you can build something like that while you ask questions like this, your feet are not already making firm contact with the ground. Rossy uses 4 jet engines burning propane. He need to be airdropped (i.e. his apparatus does not allow him to takeoff) and he certainly does not have more thrust than his weight. And 'landing' is done by using a parachute. If you are so sure you can make it, why don't you try it, then? Just make sure to prepare your last will and testament before.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes it does. See the source for such a rocket. Read the older news items, they have now switched to LOX/alcohol, but their earlier rockets were H2O2.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its nasty corrosive stuff and a splendid oxidiser for rockets, difficult to get hold of in that concentration and the CIA will think that you are making bombs with it.

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  • Gene
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    1 decade ago

    Yes it will but you'll need a silver or platinum catalyst to make it turn to steam ...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide#Use...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes it does.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes it does.

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