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Category: Chemistry Basics
Question: What is the easiest way to extract hydrogen from water and the safest way to store it?
Keywords: hydrogen,water,storing
Answer: Electrolysis (which means splitting using electricity) of water is the method for producing hydrogen from water.The safest way to commercially store it would be to use a palladium "sponge", because palladium adsorbs several hundred times it's own volume in hydrogen. One would need to produce a compound with a very high surface area which has a thin coating of palladium. This type of material is commonly used as a catalyst in chemical processes.