Why are gasoline vapors more flammable than liquid gasoline?
Oxygen is required for gasoline to burn. There is far more oxygen in gasoline vapor than in liquid gasoline. This is why the flame is on top of a puddle of gas. Just the vapor is burning.
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\n. \n That depends \nIt depends on how much of each you have!\n. \n100 gallons of gasoline weighs more that one gallon of water!\n. \nI'm not trying to be a wise guy. Your question shows a fundamental misunderstanding of weight and density. Here's a trick question: What weighs more, a poun…d of rocks or a pound of feathers? The answer, of course, is neither. They both weigh exactly the same, one pound. \n. \nI suppose what you meant to ask is, "Given equal volumes of water and gasoline, which weighs more?" Then the answer would be, "The denser liquid weighs more because it has greater mass per unit volume." Water weighs (on the surface of the Earth) about 8.3 pounds per gallon. Gasoline, however, is only about 73.7 percent as dense as water, so a gallon of gas (vehicular) weighs only about 6.11 pounds. I say "about" because density varies with temperature, so the weight of a gallon of either liquid will change as its temperature changes. ( Full Answer )
It just depends on how you drive your vehical and what type of vehical you have. Most vehicles will say what type of gas is recommended for that specific vehicle. And it also depends on who you ask. If you asked one person they might say that super lasts longer and another person might say that regu…lar lasts longer. It just depends. hope this helps. ( Full Answer )
As for typical tailpipe measured emissions, E85 is % better for the environment. Even 10% ethanol (or gasahol) fuels are a % better. E85 or E100 (pure ethanol) has more O2 present in the fuel and has significantly less CO emissions that pure gasoline or 10% ethanol gasoline. E85 or E100 has a …the same or slightly higher HC emissions than pure gasoline. Typically NOx emissions are on par with gasoline fueled vehicles. As for non typical measured tailpipe emissions, I have not seen conclusive data on other emissions emitted from the tailpipe. ( Full Answer )
Edmund's had an article about this.\nhttp://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Columns/articleId=108465\n. \nSummary. "Because we can" -unnamed industry insider.\n. \nNevertheless, diesel does represent one engine technology that can use fuels made from a variety of renewable resources. It may prove …to be more efficient than alcohol fuels, as most light oils have much greater potential energies. ( Full Answer )
Cars can and do readily run on vaporized gasoline. Car withcarburetors and fuel injection both vaporize fuel just before it isignited in the combustion chamber.
because of taxes ...diesel makes more polution=. Not true....new low-sulfur and new diesel engines are cleaner and more efficient than gasoline engines. . Factors are higher demand in Europe (more than half the new cars sold in Europe are diesel), distribution (shipping refined diesel from Europe… costs more, not to mention the taxes charged by the EU on that refined diesel fuel), less refineries, higher cost of refining (investing in new equipment to produce low-sulfur diesel, although less refining is technically needed), and taxes. Its safe to say 4 out of the 5 are attributed to environmentalists/Liberals. ( Full Answer )
a gallon of petrol is 4.546 litres the U.S. gallon is 3.785 litres it doesn't matter what liquid is used
I know for 101% sure that gasoline is the most flammable charcoal lighter fluid contains Kero and Naphtha that would be second,kero is 3rd, and paint thinner lets say Gum Turpentine an old school paint thinner is almost as flammable as kero so its 4th.. But i know you can use Gum turpentine to fuel… kerosene lamps. ( Full Answer )
Gasoline has a lot of stored energy which can power vehicles and other electrical items
Diesel costs more then gasoline because it uses more petroleum to make it. Also, diesel costs more then gasoline because it has about 20% more energy then the same amount of gasoline.
Every gasoline builds pressure to vaporize. Vaporized gas buildspressure quickly, faster than oxygen and maintain its pressure by asecondary fuel pump.
Volatile is defined as likely to change in a very sudden or extremeway. Gasoline is more volatile than water because of its chemicalmake up.
Hahaha. Are you in my chemistry class? and I'm pretty sure it's not a solid, it's a liquid but not pure liquid, I'm sure it's not a vapor, because that's like steam and stuff. So I'm guessing it's a gas
Gasoline can be a liquid and a gas, I am not sure about a solid though.
Yes. Americans will often refer to the liquid fuel gasoline as "gas" for short, which might be confusing to residents of other countries. It is often known outside the U.S. as "petrol."
i kno there is oil but i 2 is trying 2 figure out what the 2nd thing is GOOD LUCK THOUGH!!
Because the fuel companys are a bunch of oportunistic crooks. the same rule aplys to diesel fuel.
The flammablilty of liquids is measured by flash point this is the minimum temperature in which a spark will ignite it. Gasoline which is a mixture has a flash point of around 0 degrees C. One of the most flammable liquids, Diethyl ether has a flash point of -45 degrees so is much more flammable tha…n gasoline. ( Full Answer )
diesel is now more expensive than unleaded as the oild comanies are ripping us off. diesel is a by-product of refining gasoline. now with the demand for disel with more smaller vehicles having diesel engines the oil companies are just cashing in and making the big bucks at the common mans expense.… ( Full Answer )
interesting question. I assume you are not a scientist so I'll try to make this simple.. Water can exist as a vapor at 32.0001 degrees F. This is the triple point of water at atmospheric pressure.. Gasoline, with its hi volatility will start a car well below zer0. Since I don't know the exact temp…eratue, I'm going to guess that gasoline can turn into a vapor at temperature as low as -60 F. Of course it will vaporize much quicker at reasonable temperature, but it will vaporize (and start a car) at extremely low temp.. all materials have properties that include a melting point, vapor point, flash point, burn point and a triple point, which is the temperature that a material can exist in all 3 states. (solid, liquid, and gas) ( Full Answer )
One gallon equals 4 quarts. Four liters equals 4.2 quarts. Therefore, one gallon is slightly less than four liters.
Gasoline expands with heat, so it depends whether the gas is stored where the temperature is constant or if it is subject to day time heating. Even some underground tanks heat up during real hot summer days, so generally you will get cooler gas in the morning, which will expand in your gas tank on a… warm day. ( Full Answer )
Diesel engines have more power in the form of torque. Torque is basically the force exerted on the road by the tires which means you can haul more weight with a diesel engine. But it won't be "fast" in most cases. If speed is what floats your boat I'd say go with a gasoline engine.
In general gasoline is not more explosive then gas although it depends on the conditions and the gas. Probably you are referring to natural gas, the gas piped into homes which is predominantly methane. In general flammable gasses are more explosive than flammable liquids because they are mixed up …with atmospheric oxygen. This is why modern cars have fuel injection which sprays the petrol to make it more easily combustible. In fact liquid petrol is not explosive at all but because it is volatile a layer of vapour forms above the surface of the liquid which is explosive. The mix of fuel and oxygen is the critical factor in whether something is explosive. Some gases, such as the noble gases are not flammable at all. ( Full Answer )
If the cigarette is just burning normally, no. But if there is an impurity that causes a tiny spark, there could easily be ignition if the mixture of gasoline vapor and air is just right.
By a generous estimate, they can be about 30% more efficientthan a gasoline engine. . I assume you mean "are turbines more efficient than pistonengines". . Depends on the running conditions. At full load, steady runningconditions, turbines are better than piston Engines. At varyingloads, turbines …often do quite poorly. ( Full Answer )
The formula for the reaction of gasoline as it combusts is: C n H 2n+2 + nO 2 -> nCO 2 from this it is obvious that each carbon/hydrogen unit in the gasoline "chain" has a mass of slightly more than 14 while the carbon in the CO2 has a similar unit mass of 44, almost 3 times as much. As the car…bon numbers are the same on both sides of the equation the weight after combustion is higher. ( Full Answer )
Methane and octane, both alkanes, are examples of gases that are used as fuel and are highly flammable.
Fire safety - check with a Fire Authority. Also, the types of extinguishers and their chemicals vary from country to country, maybe even state to state. Are you talking about general flammables, or flammables in the presence of electricity, for example? Big differerence: the wrong extinguis…her may kill you. ( Full Answer )
Much more dense. They are the two lightest gasses in the universe, and gasoline is a liquid, which is always denser than a gas.
Gasoline is flammable. Liquids which can burn are divided into "flammable" and "combustible" according to their flash point temperatures, the lowest temperature at which they will burn. Flammable liquids will burn at temperatures below 37.8ÂºC (100ÂºF). A combustible liquid has to be heated to …over 37.8ÂºC in order to burn. If gasoline were combustible, we wouldn't be able to start our cars in the winter without some sort of heating device to bring the gasoline up to a working temperature. Fortunately, the flashpoint of gasoline is -42.3ÂºC (-45ÂºF), so cars will start in some pretty cold weather. By the way, did you ever see in Die Hard 2 where Bruce Willis explodes the plane by setting a trail of jet fuel in the snow on fire with his lighter? That would never happen. Jet A-1 has a flash point of 51.5ÂºC (124.7ÂºF) and Jet A has a flash point of 42ÂºC (107.6ÂºF), both much too high for fuel lying in the snow. ( Full Answer )
because gasoline is not much costy and it is because of the easier soures to get it and gets realy difficult to get oil and to purify that,this reason make it costy as compare to gasoline
Not ALL gallons of milk cost more. But it may be just because of the brand of milk or gasoline.
No. Gasoline is a mixture of hydrocarbons. Liquid oxygen is oxygenthat has been cooled to extremely low temperatures.
The FR (flammable range) of gasoline is 1.4% LEL (lower exposive limit) to 7.6 UEL (upper exposive limit). Below 1.4% the gasoline vapor is said to be too lean and above 7.6% and the vapor is too rich. In either case gasoline will not burn if it is not in the FR.
Oxygen itself is not flammable at all. Oxygen is what is needed for flammable materials such as gasoline to burn.
diesel is now a lot more expensive because there are more and more diesel cars so they can now make even more money just by raising the cost of the diesel
Water has higher viscosity. There are many types of gasoline, but all have lower viscosity than water.
Full size (44 passenger ) busses that operate on gasoline get approximately 6 mpg and full size busses operating on CNG ( compressed natural gas ) get approximately 4 mpg.
Yes, diesel engine will last much longer than gasoline engines. They are built much stronger but are also more expensive to build.
No, a full tank of gas is now 50 to 60 dollars, it only costs two or three dollars to charge an electric car.
Diesel engines vibrates more than a petrol engine due to 1. High compression ratio 2. More ignition timing advance 3. Incorrect valve timing 4.Incorrect combustion chamber 5. Direct injection of diesel on the piston crown 6.Inline Fuel injection pump 7. Type of injectors used and their… opening pressure ( Full Answer )
Diesel is a fuel with approximately 15-19 carbon atoms in a molecule.Whereas petrol has only 5-9.When air is mixed with diesel inside the combustion chamber it forms more molecules of carbon dioxide and monoxide.This results in producing more more pollutants.These pollutants come out in form of smok…e.This is more in diesel than petrol engine. ( Full Answer )
Gasoline has a less boiling point (72 degree Celsius) While water has a bigger boiling point (100 degree Celsius)
yes gasoline is flammable. thats why if you have a car accident and you are still in the car and it chucks into the pumps then your car will ghet on fire. hope this helps i like squishy noses
Diesel fuel itself will burn but you really can't call it flammable. When you add gasoline to it, the flammability greatly increases with the amount of gasoline you add.
Diesel may be more dangerous in some respects, Gasoline can be more dangerous in other respects. You will have to re-phrase your question to ask exactly what you mean .
They can make you dizzy/stick and long enough exposure in a confided space will cause you to pass out and die.
They put out more torque per cubic inch, and certain ones can get better miles per gallon, but the fuel is also more expensive. Modern diesel engines are more efficient than their gasoline counterparts.
Did you ever try to light it? Did you see the signs next to thegasoline pumps? They all indicate that it is very flammable.