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Old 04-03-2011, 01:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
jamesqf
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If you're just comparing chemical energy, you need to also add in the weight of the oxygen from the air that's going into the chemical reaction, which IIRC is about 4:1 by weight. So if you had to carry around your own oxygen instead of getting from the air, you'd need (I think) about 35 lbs/gal.
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