Liquid Oxygen – Liquid Propane Ignition

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Liquid Oxygen – Liquid Propane Ignition

Ignition of liquid oxygen and liquid propane mixture

We’re planning a longer video on cryogenic rocket propellants at some point in the future so thought that we’d practice a demo igniting less than 20 ml of a mixture of liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid propane.  Liquid propane isn’t cryogenic and isn’t used as a rocket fuel but, in the absence of liquid hydrogen or liquid methane, it shows the impressive energy density of liquid propellants!

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