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Yes. A mixture of hydrogen and oxygen is highly explosive. Igniting this mixture will form water vapor.


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They are both diatomic gases. Hydrogen will explode in oxygen to produce water.

the mixture of oxygen and hydrogen combines with heat and makes the carrot explode

No it dosent explode Hydrogen 2 Oxygen ( aka H2O ) is water lol

A contact with hydrogen or organic compounds at a high temperature.

The nuclear reactors did not explode. The problem was that the cooling system failed, and they overheated. Some water got so hot that it split into hydrogen and oxygen, and the hydrogen burned in the oxygen, which cause it to "pop"

A mixture of hydrogen and oxygen would be a highly flammable gaseous mixture. If ignited, the mixture would burn, explode, and form water vapor. Water is not a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen but a compound.

A contact with hydrogen or organic compounds at a high temperature.

Hydrogen can be made to explode in two different ways. The most usual way would be by combustion with oxygen, but that requires ignition. However, if you have liquid hydrogen you could make it explode by heating it, even in the absence of oxygen, in exactly the same way that water in a sealed container will explode if you heat it to the boiling point. Liquid hydrogen, of course, has a much lower boiling point than water does, and therefore would require less heating to make it explode. If it is not kept cooled, it will explode even at room temperature.

In PURE (100%) hydrogen the flame will extinguish, BUT with a tiny bit of oxygen it will EXPLODE!

The simple answer is because it is already burned up. The hydrogen and oxygen in water does not burn nor explode for the same reasons that "ashes" which are made of fuel and oxygen does not burn, it is already all burned up. ( or completely oxidized)

A contact with hydrogen or organic compounds at a high temperature.

Yes, it burns very quickly. You get water and heat from the reaction.

The bonds between the hydrogen and oxygen is too strong to be destroyed by combustion. Add: The chemical properties of water are different from the properties of hydrogen and water separately. Therefore, water does not support combustion as oxygen does, and water does not explode as hydrogen does.

because the hydrogen and oxygen react together creating water(the small droplets of liquid)

No. Oxygen gas relights flames. Hydrogen gas will explode in the presence of fire, giving a 'squeaky pop'

Because they decompose the water to pure hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen is a flammable gas and the oxygen is the oxidizing agent that reacts together in an explosive manner.Caesium

it is not safety it will not explode

Oxygen has a tremendously greater attraction for electrons than hydrogen does, so when hydrogen donates an electron to oxygen, there is a substantial release of energy. This energy appears in the form of heat, so the gases (hydrogen, oxygen, and water vapor which is the product of the reaction) will be very hot. Hot gases expand rapidly, hence, they explode.

Nothing can make oxygen explode! A faulty oxygen cylinder can explode, but that's not the fault of oxygen, any gas under pressure would cause a faulty cylinder to explode, but that happens without a spark or match! Oxygen is the stuff that supports combustion, that is, makes other things burn. And if it makes something burn really really quickly, that will look like an explosion. So if you mix oxygen and hydrogen together and add a spark there is an almighty bang - the hydrogen exploded! So if you smoke a cigarette in pure oxygen, the cigarette will have a very large flame - the cigarette will appear to explode! If you generate a spark in pure oxygen ALONE, you may detect a 'bleach' like smell which is ozone (oxygen is O2, ozone is O3). But there is no explosion! If the spark is a piece of hot metal (like off an emery wheel), the sparks will be brighter and 'die' quicker, but .... sorry .... no explosions! Summary and bottom line - oxygen does not burn, things put in oxygen burn. Oxygen does not explode, faulty oxygen bottles will explode.

It should not explode. With what would the oxygen combust? About 20% of the air is oxygen. Oxygen does not readily combine with itself. However, if you put a spark into a cup of liquid hydrogen, I bet it would react rather violently. And there is a YouTube video of a fellow igniting charcoal with liquid oxygen. The oxygen does not explode, but the fire burns the charcoal really well. And the barbecue. And eventually the ground below the grill.

Water is H2O which means it is made of 2 hydrogen and 1 oxygen atom. Hydrogen is fairly volatile and flammable and oxygen is a gas that that supports burning (it will relight a glowing splint). If you have H2O2 (equal parts hydrogen and oxygen) it is very easy to catch on fire and explode.

H2 (Hydrogen) reacts with O2 (Oxygen) to form water. 2 H2 + O2 --> 2 H2O

It depends on the mix ratio but the hydrogen will burn. If the mix is within certain limits, it will explode - go "pop"

Hydrogen peroxide and petrol would probably explode. ----- Some examples are the following: - hydrogen peroxide and acetone in the presence of an acid - hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid - hydrogen peroxide and sulfuric acid - hydrogen and oxygen at high temperature - nitric acid and reducing agents (ex.: hydrazine) - silver salts and ammonia in the presence of a strong base

It depends on the circumstances. Hydrogen will burn in air, to be sure. It will make a pop sound producing a blue flame and forming water when ignited in a test tube. But in the case of the Hindenburg, it just burned with extreme rapidity. Hydrogen mixed with air or oxygen is explosive, but will not explode in "bulk" form.

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