D_Hall wrote:CpTn_lAw wrote:What if you were to find a flammable liquid that contains its own oxidizer?
Then you're most likely playing with hydrazine. Would it work? Yes.
But let me put it this way... From time to time "play" with hydrazine at work. We wear "moon suits" when we do so and it *still* scares the crap out of me.
I think the "would it work? yes" is a bit misleading and/or optimistic.
Could you get it to work in a plastic pipe system with parts you picked up at the local hardware store? Probably not. At least not more than once, and not without taking pretty significant risks to life and limb.
There are other monopropellants that could be used, high conc. H2O2 springs to mind. All are about as dangerous as hydrazine.