not quite right IMO. the thing that makes it so powerful is the bonds of the molecule. when the bond between the two molecules are broken that is what releases so much energy.Originally posted by bladecutter
The nitrogen molecule is seperated from oxygen molecule when subjected to intense heat. So what basically happens is that you introduce a huge amount of pure oxygen right inside the combustion chamber at the very moment ignition takes place.
Not true. The oxygen is liberated from the nitrogen by heat, and the free oxygen helps produce a faster burn rate, thus increasing cylinder pressure, which is how power is created. When running on nitrous, you actually use fuel to tame the burn rate and keep the combustion temps down.Originally posted by spartan 116
not quite right IMO. the thing that makes it so powerful is the bonds of the molecule. when the bond between the two molecules are broken that is what releases so much energy.
Amen brother!Originally posted by milesmcever
Just to KILL the stupid rumers about NOS it comes out to about 23% oxygen to the rest nitrogen. The air you breath is 21% oxygen the reason it gives you horse power is the same as a turbo charged car. The air goes in compressed and cold there for you have more expansion not that there is a better burn rate. It is used because it is not flamable but is closest to the air you breath so you do not have to change as much to make your engine take it. Hey i think getting that much horse power out of a 6 is great a bigger bike would give him that power but more reliable, yeah but what fun would that be?
Not so fast. The only difference (besides a colder/denser intake charge) between a turbo and nitrous, is that it does not require a closed system. The expansion of the gas has next to nothing to do with power production, only the amount of oxygen introduced. A turbo does it by pressurizing the intake tract. Nitrous does it by introducing a ~900psi liquid into a ~14psi environment.Originally posted by milesmcever
The air goes in compressed and cold there for you have more expansion not that there is a better burn rate.