I am doing a University project on Magnetically Assisted Combustion and am curious to know more about how magnetic fields may or may not affect gases such as butane and propane.
I think I am right in saying that due to the gas molecules being covalently bonded, there are no free electrons to be influenced in anyway by an induced magnetic field.
Someone briefly mentioned something about that depending on whether they are saturated or unsaturated but the conversation didn't go any further as he then promptly left.. so I am still unsure.
If anyone could shed any light on this or has any thoughts at all I'd be very grateful for your input.
The method of some experiments I have done was attach a neodynium magnetic arrangement around the fuel line of a gas burner and measuring heat transfer to water. So far the results have been fairly inconclusive as I am using a camping stove which has problems sustaining a constant gas flow as well as a number of inconsistonsies with heat loss and human error etc .. but that's another issue.