Find out more about hydrogen
Hydrogen is the atom placed in first position in the periodic table. It is the simplest one: a nucleus made out of 1 proton, and one peripheric electron.
Thus, it is the lightest atom, a lot lighter than air. This quality allows it to diffuse very rapidly, which is a very favorable quality for the safety of its usage.
Some general characteristics about hydrogen:
– It is the only combustible without carbons, so it doesn’t produce CO2 during combustion,
– It is very a bundant on Earth, in a molecular form (water, hydrocarbons) and practically inexistant in its natural form as an atom,
– It is non-toxic,
– The calorific value of hydrogen is the highest of all existing combustibles: this explains the interest that energy experts find in it.
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