posted on May, 10 2011 @ 03:56 PM
The salt contains electrolytes or free ions which is what is making it conductive and reactive....also why salt decreases the freezing point of water
or when boiling water, decreases the boiling point allowing it to boil sooner.
The HHO systems used in cars use baking soda, another form of sodium as a catalyst.
A catalyst speeds any reaction and once the salt solution is subjected to voltage, it aids in speeding up the reaction of Water breaking down into
it's components of Oxygen + Hydrogen due to solvation.
Electrolyte solutions are normally formed when a salt is placed into a solvent such as water and the individual components dissociate due to the
thermodynamic interactions between solvent and solute molecules, in a process called solvation.
For example, when table salt, NaCl, is placed in water, the salt (a solid) dissolves into its component ions, according to the dissociation reaction
NaCl(s) → Na+(aq) + Cl−(aq)
Once solvation occurs with Water and Salt, you have Hydrogen and Oxygen which is highly combustible.
Because Hydrogen has almost three times the energy density of gasoline, a little goes a long way when mixed with normal gasoline in an engine. Not
much HHO is required in which to be generated.