5
$\begingroup$

I was reading similar question as mine here. But no one talked about Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2). Its boiling point is 21C. So easy to store. But how easy it is to handle compared to Hydrogen Peroxide or other oxidizers?

Is there any better Liquid oxidizers that amateur rocketeers can use? At least, combination oxidizers or chemical stabilizers?

I'm kind of dying inside knowing there is no near safe liquid oxidizer for Amateur Rocketeers.

$\endgroup$
  • 6
    $\begingroup$ Protip: nearly all rocket grade liquid oxidizers will very handily oxidize you, killing you dead. $\endgroup$ – Tristan Apr 13 at 3:36
11
$\begingroup$

Not a good idea for amateurs; it can kill you without you realizing you're dying:

10–20 ppm can cause mild irritation of the nose and throat, 25–50 ppm can cause edema leading to bronchitis or pneumonia, and levels above 100 ppm can cause death due to asphyxiation from fluid in the lungs. There are often no symptoms at the time of exposure other than transient cough, fatigue or nausea, but over hours inflammation in the lungs causes edema.

$\endgroup$

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.