In water oxygen and hydrogen are present in the ratio of 1:8 and can extinguish fire. can a mixture containing same gases in the same ratio by mass be used for extinguishing fire like water?

Asked by rohan maddan | 3rd Oct, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Dear student
We can not use a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen to extinguish  a fire as the mixture would retain the properties of its constituents
Hence oxygen wil rather support combustion and hydrogen being highly inflammable will burn with a pop sound
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Answered by  | 3rd Oct, 2010, 04:28: PM

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