Something has been bothering me since the mid 80's. I don't know if it has been discussed before, or if I'm just an idiot.
It appears as though the volume of a ton of hydrogen is off by a factor of 3.
As near as I can tell, one kilogram
of hydrogen gas takes up 11.125 cubic meters at 32 °F and 14.7 psi.
One kilogram of liquid hydrogen takes up 14.125 liters
at its boiling point of -423.17 °F and 14.7 psi.
Obviously, the volume will vary depending on the temperature and pressure. I've seen various numbers given online which are reasonably close to these.
Some examples are:http://hydrogen.pnl.gov/tools/hydrogen- ... calculatorhttp://www.uigi.com/h2_conv.htmlhttp://www.airproducts.com/products/Gas ... rogen.aspx
Has anyone else noticed this, or am I just plain nuts?