posted on Nov, 21 2004 @ 04:33 PM
Hydrogen burning is the fusion of 4 hydrogen nuclei (protons) into a single helium nucleus (2 protons + 2 neutrons). The fusion process takes place
via a series of reactions. Exactly which reactions take place in a given star depends on its mass, and therefore its core temperature and density. In
the Sun, this process is called the proton-proton chain. In stars somewhat more massive than the Sun, a different sequence of reactions, called the
C-N-O cycle (Carbon-Nitrogen-Oxygen), serves to fuse hydrogen into helium
Possible Sources of Energy
The most efficient chemical reaction is combining two HYDROGEN
atoms and one oxygen atom to make a water molecule plus some energy. Such a
reaction has a very small ``efficiency'' (something like 1/66000000 of one percent). The efficiency = amount of energy released/(mass× c2), where
``mass'' is the total mass of all of the atoms involved and c is the speed of light. The amount of energy the Sun has stored = the efficiency × (the
mass of the fuel source) × c2.
hydrogen can be as powerful as the sun if added proper chemicals..in north korea they are doing some research on this...more bombs this may mean..?
[edit on 21-11-2004 by Transmission Deployment]