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Textbook Problem

Which of the following statements about hydrogen is not true?

a. Hydrogen displaces air, so any release in an enclosed space could cause asphyxiation.

b. Hydrogen must be stored as a compressed gas.

c. Hydrogen is nontoxic.

d. Hydrogen is highly flammable and there is risk for an explosion.

To determine

The incorrect statement about hydrogen is.

Explanation

Given information:

  1. Hydrogen displaces air, so any release in an enclosed space could cause asphyxiation.
  2. Hydrogen must be stored as a compressed gas.
  3. Hydrogen is nontoxic.
  4. Hydrogen is highly flammable and there is risk for an explosion.

Hydrogen is used as a source of energy in fuel cells. It is present in form of a compound, for example, hydrogen and oxygen combine to form water. Hydrogen and carbon combine in stochiometric ratio to form hydrocarbons. They burn and increases the level of pollution in the atmosphere. As hydrogen is gas at room temperature, it is necessary to store by compressing them in a vessel...

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