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GotFire 01-11-2006 11:02 AM

How do you make homemade rocket fuel
 
Dear whoever the heck reads this,




Im a 7th grader and its science fair project time again, i was wondering how to make homemade rocket fuel from items found around the avreage home. So some one help me please.


Thanks,
GotFire

Grinner 01-15-2006 06:17 AM

Rocket Man
 
Hey if you want to know how to make ROCKET FUEL it is a challange but i think you could try it

There are two basic kinds of rocket fuel: liquid propellants or solid.
Liquid propellants are usually liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen (although
the Russians use kerosene and liquid oxygen). Solid rocket propellant is
usually composed of powdered aluminum, ammonium perchlorate (the oxydizer
for the aluminum) and a binder (often something similar to RTV); sometimes
nitroglycerin is added for extra punch!

The components mite be hard to find.

ringuettestar1 01-18-2006 02:39 PM

this mite work
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GotFire
Dear whoever the heck reads this,




Im a 7th grader and its science fair project time again, i was wondering how to make homemade rocket fuel from items found around the avreage home. So some one help me please.


Thanks,
GotFire

hi i'm in sixth grade and last summer I made a
valcano with baking soda and white vinager . simply mix them together et
voila ! a perfect fuel . as for the rocket we'll make a narrow space so you
can make your rocket move ! you can and cool colors by simply and foodcoloring or even paint . I hope I helped u !
from : ringuettestar1:)

fullmetalalchemistfreak93 01-24-2006 05:02 PM

Yupp...
 
Well, is it a real rocket or just a working plastic model? If its plastic or something like that then we had to do something like that in school last year. We used alcaseltzer(i know its spelled wrong and i really dont care) and the pressure popped the bottom part off the little rocket model and pressure sent it into the air. As far as the metal thing goes...i dont know much about that but maybe it'd help if you read the book rocket boys or see the movie october sky(if you have time its really a cool book to read. the boy in the story makes homemade rockets and wins this science fair so maybe there would be clues in there. its based on a true story though);) if it didnt help sorry but it is rocket science!(i just had to put that in there.couldnt resist stupidity impulse)

GotFire 02-06-2006 11:14 AM

No im talking about like shuttles, NASA. That kind of rocket fuel, but NVM i founda better one, leyden jar.:D

Science_Girl 02-06-2006 12:15 PM

Fuel
 
Here's a way to make rocket fuel. Use baking soda and vinegar creates a chemical reaction which will launch your rocket into the air.

dreamerofeternity 02-06-2006 01:41 PM

I'm wondering why baking soda and vinegar would work. Probably b/c baking soda is a base and vinegar is acetic acid. Base and acid create salt and water through neutralization reaction and so give off energy (exothermic reaction). This is my guess. Maybe as part of your research experiment you can ask the question why the two chemicals work.

Science_Girl 02-06-2006 04:16 PM

Yep
 
I really Agree with dreamrofeternity.

Grinner 02-07-2006 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dreamerofeternity
I'm wondering why baking soda and vinegar would work. Probably b/c baking soda is a base and vinegar is acetic acid. Base and acid create salt and water through neutralization reaction and so give off energy (exothermic reaction). This is my guess. Maybe as part of your research experiment you can ask the question why the two chemicals work.


This same princpile works with yeast and water mixed

GotFire 02-09-2006 11:00 AM

:D Thanks for all your help but i found a science fair project. I have choosen the Leyde Jar as my project. If you want to know what it is just post on here and i can tell you the basic principles of it.:)


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