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Weaking bonds with vibration

  1. Dec 15, 2011 #1
    Is it possible to weaken the bonds of H2O with by inducing a specific vibrational frequency? This idea had been rolling around in my mind for years. My thought is that if the bonds could be weakened by less energy then electrolysis alone it may become economical. I realize that some research is being done on high temperature electrolysis, yet this theory still requires the input of energy to get to the required . Any ideas?
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  3. Dec 15, 2011 #2


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    You're talking about the bonds between oxygen and hydrogen in the molecule itself right?
  4. Dec 15, 2011 #3
    Yes. I know it sounds a little crazy, but wondering if there may be a correlation between applied oscillation(say sound waves or other frequencies) and bond strength.
  5. Dec 15, 2011 #4
    1) You are suggesting free energy.

    2) "Vibrations" in classical terms does not apply to quantum mechanics.

    3) High temperature is the same thing you are suggesting.
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