hi new to forums. need some help .

Dec 2019
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canada
hi what happens if hydrogen is added to propane under pressure ? Will the C3 H8 change or will the h2 stay separate ?
thank you for the help in advance.
 
Sep 2018
70
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England
The options I can think of would be:
The propane might react with the hydrogen (producing perhaps ethane and/or methane)
The hydrogen might dissolve in the propane.
My personal opinion is that neither of these is likely.
The bonding strengths of both propane and hydrogen are high enough, relative to the energy released in the reaction, to make any reaction between them unfeasibly slow
(at room temperature without a catalyst).
My personal gut feeling is also that the inter-molecular attraction between hydrogen and propane would be low, making any significant dissolving unlikely.