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
We demonstrate nitrogen triiodide at normal speed and using a high-speed camera to see the explosion as it happens. We're professionals... don't try this at ...
Explosive chemicals
demonstration with mercury fulminate.
Azide
Azide is the anion with the formula N3/sub>. It is the conjugate base of hydrazoic acid (HN3). N3 is a linear anion that is isoelectronic with CO2 and N2O. Per valence bond theory, azide can be ...
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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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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 ...
Silver nitride - Wikipedia
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:...
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...
Tetrasulfur tetranitride - Wikipedia
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...
Diazodinitrophenol - Wikipedia
Diazomethane
Diazomethane is the chemical compound CH2N2, discovered by German chemist Hans von Pechmann in 1894. It is the simplest diazo compound. In the pure form at room temperature, it is an extremely sensit...
Diazomethane - Wikipedia
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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Fluorine perchlorate
Fluorine perchlorate is the rarely encountered chemical compound of fluorine, chlorine, and oxygen with the chemical formula FClO4 or FOClO3. It is an extremely unstable gas that explodes spontaneousl...
Fluorine perchlorate - Wikipedia
Ethyl azide
Ethyl azide (C2H5N3) is an explosive compound sensitive to rapid heating, shock or impact. It has exploded when heated to room temperature. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of NOx.It ...
Tetryl
2,4,6-Trinitrophenylmethylnitramine commonly referred to as tetryl (C7H5N5O8) is a sensitive explosive compound used to make detonators and explosive booster charges.Tetryl is a nitramine booster expl...
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Trimethylsilyl azide
Trimethylsilyl azide ((CH3)3SiN3) is a chemical compound used as a reagent in organic chemistry.
Trimethylsilyl azide is commercially available. It may be prepared by the reaction of trimethylsily...
Trimethylsilyl azide - Wikipedia
Mannitol hexanitrate
Mannitol hexanitrate is a powerful explosive. Physically, it is a powdery solid at normal temperature ranges, with density of 1.73 g/cm. The chemical name is hexanitromannitol and it is also kno...
Mannitol hexanitrate - Wikipedia
Trinitrotoluene
Trinitrotoluene /ˌtraɪnaɪtrɵˈtɒljʉ.iːn/ (TNT), or more specifically 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene, is a chemical compound with the formula C6H2(NO2)3CH3. This yellow-colored solid is sometimes used as a reag...
Trinitrotoluene - Wikipedia
4,4'-Dinitro-3,3'-diazenofuroxan
4,4’-Dinitro-3,3’-diazenofuroxan (DDF) is a powerful experimental high explosive with performance comparable to that of other high-density high-explosives such as octanitrocubane. It is synthesised by...
4,4'-Dinitro-3,3'-diazenofuroxan - Wikipedia
Potassium azide
Potassium azide is the chemical compound having the formula KN3. It is the potassium salt of hydrazoic acid, and crystallizes in a tetragonal structure. Upon heating or irradiation with ultraviolet li...
Silicon tetraazide
Silicon tetraazide is a thermally unstable binary compound of silicon and nitrogen with a nitrogen content of 85.7%. This high-energy compound combusts spontaneously and can only be studied in a solut...
Silicon tetraazide - Wikipedia
Chemical explosive
The vast majority of explosives are chemical explosives. Explosives usually have less potential energy than fuels, but their high rate of energy release produces a great blast pressure. TNT has a det...
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Nitroguanidine
Nitroguanidine is an organic compound with the formula (NH2)2CNNO2. It is a colorless, crystalline solid that melts at 232 °C and decomposes at 250 °C. It is not flammable and is a low sensitivity ex...
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Pentaerythritol tetranitrate
Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), also known as PENT, PENTA, TEN, corpent, penthrite (or—rarely and primarily in German—as nitropenta), is the nitrate ester of pentaerythritol, and is structurally ...
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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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Octanitrocubane
Octanitrocubane (molecular formula: C8(NO2)8) is a high explosive that, like TNT, is shock-insensitive (not readily detonated by shock), not detonating even when struck by a hammer. The octanitrocuba...
Octanitrocubane - Wikipedia
N-Propyl azide
n-Propyl azide is a covalent molecule related to hydrazoic acid and other alkyl azides.n-Propyl azide has been used in the laboratory synthesis of pharmaceutical drug candidates.
Ammonium nitrate
The chemical compound ammonium nitrate, the nitrate salt of ammonium, has the chemical formula NH4NO3, simplified to N2H4O3. It is a white crystalline solid which is highly soluble in water. It is pre...
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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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