hydrogen peroxide plus aluminium equals ... what?

I know that hydrogen peroxide and alcohol equals well"whoomph", but what happens if I mix hydrogen peroxide and aluminium?

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orksecurity8 years ago
Almost certainly nothing. Aluminum oxide forms very quickly on contact with oxygen -- but  unlike iron oxide, it remains attached to the aluminum and forms a barrier layer that stops the reaction. (Which is why aluminum is so corrosion-resistant.)

I don't think hydrogen peroxide can cut through that. Feel free to try it, though.
Nothing.  I doubt the Aluminum would even do much to increase the decomp. rate of the H2O2 more than a little.
lemonie8 years ago
Probably nothing much. Why don't you try it?
The most I'd expect is that the peroxide would decompose.

flamesami (author)  lemonie8 years ago
hmm... then do you know of anything I can use with H2O2 to make an explosive?
Peroxide has a tendency to decompose, for explosives you need it upwards of 30% - have you got that? If you have I can do some Googing, or you could. There's nothing here that I know of.

flamesami (author)  lemonie8 years ago
I can distill it
you can google it
it's nearly 12p.m on this side of the atlantic
You would need to vacuum-distill it, and be very careful. I don't think this is a good idea as apart from being dangerous it's probably illegal.

flamesami (author)  lemonie8 years ago
I've seen it before, notice how it says "I am pretty sure the top one will be the Hydrogen Peroxide" - meaning it wasn't actually done it's just theory.

nepheron8 years ago
water+ gallium+aluminum -----> Hydrogen+ oxygen