Contact explosive
A contact explosive is any chemical substance that will explode when relatively small quantities of energy are applied to it, whether that be heat, light, sound, or physical pressure.Examples include:...
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A Substance So Unstable That A Mosquito Landing Will Make It Explode
Nitrogen triiodide is a highly unstable substance that detonates when disturbed. So we disturbed it. See it in slow motion...
Contact explosive
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Acetone peroxide
Acetone peroxide (triacetone triperoxide, peroxyacetone, TATP, TCAP) is an organic peroxide and a primary high explosive. It takes the form of a white crystalline powder with a distinctive bleach-like...
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Ammonium permanganate
Ammonium permanganate is the chemical compound NH4MnO4, or NH3·HMnO4. It is soluble in water. It is a strong oxidizer, owing to its permanganate anion, and it is a moderately strong explosive, owing t...
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Copper acetylide
Copper(I) acetylide, or cuprous acetylide, is a chemical compound with the formula Cu2C2, known at least since 1856. In the common form (a monohydrate with formula Cu2C2.H2O) it is a reddish solid, t...
Diazodinitrophenol
Diazodinitrophenol (DDNP) is a yellowish brown powder. It is soluble in acetic acid, acetone, concentrated hydrochloric acid, most non-polar solvents and is slightly soluble in water.A solution of c...
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Flash powder
Flash powder is a pyrotechnic composition, a mixture of oxidizer and metallic fuel, which burns quickly and if confined produces a loud report. It is widely used in theatrical pyrotechnics and firewor...
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Fulminate
Fulminates are chemical compounds which include the fulminate ion. The fulminate ion, CNO− is a pseudohalic ion, acting like a halogen with its charge and reactivity. Due to the instability of the ion...
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Hexamethylene triperoxide diamine
Hexamethylene triperoxide diamine (HMTD) is a high explosive organic compound. The theorized structure lent itself well to acting as an initiating, or primary explosive. While still quite sensitive t...
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Lead azide
Lead azide (Pb(N3)2) is an inorganic compound. More so than other azides, Pb(N3)2 is explosive. It is used in detonators to initiate secondary explosives. In a commercially usable form, it is a wh...
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Lead styphnate
Lead styphnate (lead 2,4,6-trinitroresorcinate, C6HN3O8Pb ), whose name is derived from styphnic acid, is an explosive used as a component in primer and detonator mixtures for less sensitive secondary...
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Mercury(II) fulminate
Mercury(II) fulminate, or Hg(CNO)2, is a primary explosive. It is highly sensitive to friction and shock and is mainly used as a trigger for other explosives in percussion caps and blasting caps. Merc...
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Nitrogen trichloride
Nitrogen trichloride, also known as trichloramine, is the chemical compound with the formula NCl3. This yellow, oily, pungent-smelling liquid is most commonly encountered as a byproduct of chemical re...
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Nitrogen triiodide
Nitrogen triiodide is the inorganic compound with the formula NI3. It is an extremely sensitive contact explosive: small quantities explode with a loud, sharp snap when touched even lightly, releasing...
Nitroglycerin
Nitroglycerin (NG), also known as nitroglycerine, trinitroglycerin (TNG), trinitroglycerine, nitro, glyceryl trinitrate (GTN), or 1,2,3-trinitroxypropane, is a heavy, colorless, oily, explosive liquid...
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Picric acid
Picric acid is the chemical compound formally called 2,4,6-trinitrophenol (TNP). This yellow crystalline solid is one of the most acidic phenols and is vinylogous to nitric acid. Like other highly nit...
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Silver nitride
Silver nitride is an explosive chemical compound with symbol Ag3N. It is a black, metallic-looking solid which is formed when silver oxide or silver nitrate is dissolved in concentrated solutions of ...
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Silver azide
Silver azide is the chemical compound with the formula AgN3. This colorless solid is a well-known explosive.
Silver azide can be prepared by treating an aqueous solution of silver nitrate with sod...
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Silver acetylide
Silver acetylide is an inorganic chemical compound with the formula Ag2C2, a metal acetylide. The compound can be regarded as a salt of the weak acid, acetylene. The salt's anion consists of two carbo...
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Silver fulminate
Silver fulminate (AgCNO) is the highly explosive silver salt of fulminic acid.Silver fulminate is a primary explosive that has very little practical value due to its extreme sensitivity to impact, hea...
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Sodium azide
Sodium azide is the inorganic compound with the formula NaN3. This colorless salt is the gas-forming component in many car airbag systems. It is used for the preparation of other azide compounds. It ...
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Tetrasulfur tetranitride
Tetrasulfur tetranitride is an inorganic compound with the formula S4N4. This gold-poppy coloured solid is the most important binary sulfur nitride, which are compounds that contain only the elements...
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Tetrazoles
Tetrazoles are a class of synthetic organic heterocyclic compound, consisting of a 5-member ring of four nitrogen and one carbon atom (plus hydrogens). The simplest is tetrazole itself, CH2N4. They a...
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Bang snaps
Bang snaps (also known as Throwdowns, snap-its, poppers, pop-its, snappers, whip'n pops, whipper snappers, fun snaps, party snaps, or snap'n pops) are a type of small novelty firework sold as a trick ...
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Cordite
Burning a strand of cordite from a .303 British roundCordite is a family of smokeless propellants developed and produced in the United Kingdom since 1889 to replace gunpowder as a military propellan...
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Gelignite
Gelignite /ˈdʒɛlɪɡnaɪt/, also known as blasting gelatin or simply jelly, is an explosive material consisting of collodion-cotton (a type of nitrocellulose or gun cotton) dissolved in either nitroglyce...
Dynamite
Dynamite is an explosive material based on nitroglycerin, using diatomaceous earth (AmE: kieselgur; BrE: kieselguhr), or another absorbent substance such as powdered shells, clay, sawdust, or wood sha...
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Smokeless powder
Smokeless powder is the name given to a number of propellants used in firearms and artillery that produce negligible smoke when fired, unlike the black powder they replaced. The term is unique to the ...
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