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Conclusion

The hypothesis that as the size of the hydrogen foam bubbles increase, the energy released in the combustion will be greater, has been proven to be true.

The use of hydrogen as a fuel source is being promoted for use in cars, boats, buildings and even portable electrical devices. Unlike the use of fossil fuels which emit carbon dioxide and other types of pollutants into the atmosphere, the combustion of hydrogen only produces water, and is hence a more environmentally- friendly alternative.

Also consider

This experiment may also be repeated by using foam from a fire extinguisher.

This experiment may be modified by using the hydrogen foam bubbles to fuel a small rocket.

The amount of energy produced can be observed through measuring the amount of life of the rocket.

References

Hydrogen economy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_economy

Gas demo in technorama - http://www.technorama.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/ausstellung/vorfuehrungen/GasDemo_Besuchertext_e.pdf
 

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Complexity level:
8
Project cost ($):
100
Time required:
2 hours to prepare, 1 hour to conduct the science experiment
Material availability:
Hydrogen gas supplies can be obtained through your school laboratory
Safety concerns:

Suitably qualified persons are required to handle combustible gases and pressurized storage tanks. Safety goggles should be worn at all times. Fire safety precautions should be taken at all times.