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Textbook Problem

What is the basic fuel for a fuel cell?

a. Hydrogen

b. Methanol

c. Electricity

d. Gasoline

To determine

The basic fuel for a fuel cell.

Explanation

Given information:

What is the basic fuel for a fuel cell?

  1. Hydrogen
  2. Methanol
  3. Electricity
  4. Gasoline

Fuel cells are the source of energy for running a vehicle by operating it like an electrical vehicle. In fuel cell vehicles, hydrogen is used as fuel for running a vehicle. The energy is generated by igniting the hydrogen to produce electrical energy. When hydrogen is ignited, it releases electrons. Hydrogen is present in form of compound. It is a combination of oxygen and hydrogen, they combine to form water.

After ignition of fuel, energy is released, this produces electrical energy involving a electrochemical reaction. This reaction forms water after combining hydrogen with oxygen...

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