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Hydrogen production

  1. Dec 21, 2016 #1
    Is there any possibility of getting hydrogen from methane,since it contain 4 hydrogen atom per molecule...
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  3. Dec 21, 2016 #2


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  4. Dec 21, 2016 #3
    Yes ...involves the use of steam at high temperatures ,an industrial process , not suited for home production
    CH4 + H2O → CO + 3 H2
    CO + H2O → CO2 + H2

    An easy way to produce at home is the reaction of aluminium and sodium hydroxide , both easily obtained.
  5. Dec 21, 2016 #4
    So my questio is why its not used for industrial production of hydrogen...we can use it as propellant in rocket
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    Where did you got the information that it is not used from?
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    Did you not read the link I gave?
  8. Dec 21, 2016 #7
    Sorry i didnt see that ...and thats what i looking for thanks...
  9. Dec 21, 2016 #8
    the link says "Today, 95% of the hydrogen produced in the United States is made by natural gas reforming in large central plants" ...

    There's not a big demand for H as a rocket fuel , not many people have rockets ...used in industry to make ammonia hydrochloric acid ...
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