Question: What is explosive and its types?

Explosive, any substance or device that can be made to produce a volume of rapidly expanding gas in an extremely brief period. There are three fundamental types: mechanical, nuclear, and chemical. A mechanical explosive is one that depends on a physical reaction, such as overloading a container with compressed air.

What is in an explosive?

A chemical explosive may consist of either a chemically pure compound, such as nitroglycerin, or a mixture of a fuel and an oxidizer, such as black powder or grain dust and air.

What is explosive example?

Examples include primary explosives such as nitroglycerin that can detonate with little or no stimulus and secondary explosives such as dynamite (trinitrotoluene, TNT) that require a strong shock (from a detonator such as a blasting cap).

What is a high explosive?

High explosives consist of materials that typically combine the reacting elements in the same molecule. This allows them to react much faster, and they “detonate.” Detonation involves supersonic shock waves that pass through the material, causing chemistry that happens quite a bit faster than burning.

What is the most explosive liquid on Earth?

Azidoazide azide has been called “the most dangerous explosive material in the world.” It is also No. 3 in K. S. Lanes list “The 10 Most Dangerous Chemicals Known to Man”.

What is a primary high explosive?

Primary High Explosive - A high explosive sensitive to heat, shock, spark, and/or friction. Primer - See “Initiator”. Primer cap - A small metal device containing an impact-sensitive primary high explosive commonly found in ammunition or used in initiators.

What is a Class B explosive?

Class B explosives. Possessing flammable hazard, such as propellant explosives (including some smokeless propellants), photographic flash powders, and some special fireworks. Magazine. Magazine - any building or structure, other than an explosives manufacturing building, used for the storage of explosives.

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