Lightning in a Milkjug!

Demonstration of the electrical phenomenon occurring during the reassociation of the hydrogen oxygen molecule back into water.

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    gmoon

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Lets examine this in extremely slow motion...

    Except the camera is a typical 30 fps video camera...And freezing one 1/30 sec. frame isn't slow motion. It's just a single photo taken with relatively long exposure.

    1/30 sec is much too long to see anything of consequence.

    not even mentioning the questionable science...

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    Biopyro

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Bollocks! This is not electrical energy! It is just normal flames Hydrogen and oxygen simply burn in air. A plasma requires millions of degrees and occurs when electrons are delocalised by the incredible energies they have. If it was possible to produce "lightning" or "plasma" like this then nuclear fusion would be powering the planet and there would be no energy crisis. I urge you to ignore this pseudo-science.

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    PatrikBiopyro

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    No needs for "millions of degrees" to achieve a plasma. The glowing "gas" in a fluorescent lamp is a plasma, for example (and therefore not really a gas, hence the quotes). But yeah, this is just a flame caused by burning a stoichiometric mixture of hydrogen and oxygen: 2H2 + O2 -> 2 H2O. Nothing new here - this has been known for literally centuries. Other classic experiments with this mixture (aka "oxyhydrogen" or Knallgas) include bubbling the water into soap bubbles, or filling a ballon and igniting it - big boom either way (Knallgas literally mean "boom-gas" in German :-)

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    tchiseen

    11 years ago on Introduction

    I'd like to see some actual scientific explanations for this, as opposed to saying you've created 'pure energy' and 'plasma' and such.

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    you know the way the reaction works, it appears to be the same in reverse or similar, outputting electrical energy, or some kind of capacitance effect....