Hydrogen

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University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Hydrogen, 1, University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team, Waterloo, ONHydrogen: The University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) is passionate about building cleaner and more efficient vehicles. Currently, students at UWAFT are re-engineering a General Motors (GM)-donated vehicle into a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as part of the EcoCAR Challenge. Since this vehicle is powered by hydrogen, the only emission is water vapour! UWAFT asked six different high schools to participate in a competition to design the hydrogen tile on UWAFT's behalf. The winning design came from Vishesh Thanki, a high school student at Fletcher Meadows Secondary School in Brampton, Ontario, for his skilful incorporation of the hydrogen EcoCAR into this design.

Anna Sinicki, University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team, Waterloo Ontario Canada

Atomic properties*

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Hydrogen

H

1

1.00794 amu

-259.1ºC

-252.76ºC

0.00008988 g/cm3

2.2

3

Gas

Colourless±

Non-metallic±

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

± Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/