Answer to Question #5006 in Physical Chemistry for Bobby H
To my understanding once hydrogen is heated up to an extreme temperature, it becomes plasma. So what would happen if hot plasma traveled through hydrogen stored inside of a fuel cell? Would it cause the cell to explode; would the stored hydrogen become plasma and therefore pass through the cell, leaving it? If not, what would happen?
Hydrogen does not burn without other gases that exhibit oxidative properties, so the explosion will not occur.Probably hydrogen, which will operate the plasma itself becomes a plasma, but in this case the balance will depend on temperature.