Anonymous asked in EnvironmentAlternative Fuel Vehicles · 10 years ago

How to make a hydrogen powered toy car?

Ok so I know how to perform electrolysis but how do I run a small motor on the hydrogen? Do i just place the electrodes in a balloon filled with captured hydrogen? Should I separate the hydrogen and oxygen? What should I do?

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  • A Guy
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    Carefully: Hydrogen is an explosive gas. You might be able to do a hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine. You would likely need a special carburetor, and hydrogen might feed from a balloon or pressurized tank.

    The other way would be a fuel cell. This is basically reverse electrolysis, where the hydrogen and oxygen combine to efficiently make electricity. This could then be used for an electric motor.

    If you are going to work with hydrogen indoors, you may wish to invest in a monitor and alarm.

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