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What is the Formula for the Oxyhydrogen Gas Sample?

Question by Guest | Last update on 2023-11-30 | Created on 2018-02-24

As homework we should think about what the formula for the explosive oxyhydrogen gas experiment (oxyhydrogen test / knallgas probe) could look like.

I know that during the oxyhydrogen test water is produced and the chemical formula for water is H2O, but I don't know more. Can someone help? My school career is in danger.

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For the oxyhydrogen gas sample, a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen is ignited. For this purpose, the hydrogen is filled from the gas cylinder into a balloon or another vessel where it automatically mixes up with the oxygen in the air.

When inflamed, there is an intensive explosive reaction with which water is produced.

The chemical formula is as follows:

\[\mathrm{ 2 H_2 + O_2 \rightarrow 2 H_2 O }\]

It can be seen that two hydrogen atoms combines with one oxygen atom. The proof for hydrogen is provided.
Last update on 2023-11-30 | Created on 2018-02-24

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