A hearty hello to all you admirable brainiacs. As this is my first post here it not coincidentally asks advice. I'm interested in creating a propulsion system fueled by hydrogen. I understand that hydrogen mixed with oxygen is explosive, but I need to calculate the exact amount of energy which can be derived from named explosion. I don't know what field of study besides mathematics contains the answer to my quandary. Is it rocket science that I need to look into? Or is it chemistry? I have a feeling it is both, but I don't know under what heading to look. A more practical explanation of my question: If I had 1 mol of H2. (Hydrogen gas), how much energy can be produced in combustion? And then from energy how much kinetic energy can be produced on an object weighing x. If my question is not clear please say so. Thanks in advance, The Third Anti-Christ.