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What Happens When Hydrogen & Oxygen Combine?

Jackson, C. (2018, April 30). What Happens When Hydrogen & Oxygen Combine? Sciencing. https://sciencing.com/activation-energy-7203009.html

Hydrogen is a highly reactive fuel. Hydrogen molecules violently react with oxygen when the existing molecular bonds break and new bonds are formed between oxygen and hydrogen atoms. As the products of the reaction are at a lower energy level than the reactants, the result is an explosive release of energy and the production of water. But hydrogen does not react with oxygen at room temperature, a source of energy is needed to ignite the mixture.

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