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Flourine

Padraic Mcgrath
I've read that hydrogen & flourine make a more powerful & efficient rocket propellant than Hydrogen & oxygen. That would indicate that a non-oxidized combustion is more powerful than one that's oxidized. I thought I was told combustion couldn't even occurr at all w/out oxygen-let alone be more energetic. I know there are other types of chemical reactions besides oxidation, but what kind of reaction is taking place here? I heardthe combo was rejected as rocket propellant, because the byproduct-hydroflouric acid-probably made it better for a dirty bomb than a rocket.