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Lebanon president says he knew of explosive chemicals at ...

 · Three days after the explosion, it is still not clear what exactly ignited the chemicals. It was the worst single explosion to hit Lebanon, a country whose history is filled with destruction ...

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Explosives

Straight gelatin is a dense, plastic explosive consisting of nitroglycerin or other explosive oil gelatinized with. nitrocellulose, an antacid, sodium nitrate, carbonaceous fuel, and sometimes sulfur.

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Explosive | chemical product | Britannica

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

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10 Explosive Substances In Everyday Items

 · Explosive substances are all around us, contained within several common items related to cleaning, polishing, and medicine. Usually, explosive chemicals are used in small, relatively safe doses. However, bigger doses of these chemicals can …

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Beware Of Azidoazide Azide, The World''s Most Explosive ...

 · Azidoazide azide is the most explosive chemical compound ever created. It is part of a class of chemicals known as high-nitrogen energetic materials, and it gets its "bang" from the 14 nitrogen atoms that compose it in a loosely bound state. This material is both highly reactive and highly explosive.

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Guidelines for Explosive and Potentially Explosive ...

There are two classes of explosive chemicals. The first is known explosive chemicals that are designed and produced for use as an explosive (e.g., TNT, explosive bolts, bullets, blasting caps, and fireworks). The other class is potentially explosive chemicals (PECs), which include peroxidizable organic chemicals.

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EXPLOSIVE CHEMICAL HAZARDS & RISK MINIMIZATION

necessary for an explosion. Often, chemicals classified as GHS explosives have a chemical structure that provides both the oxidizing component and the organic component. Trinitrotoluene is an example. Toluene is the organic fraction of the molecule and the nitro …

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Chemical Explosives

Chemical Explosives. The main purpose of any warhead is to inflict damage on the target. The way the damage is caused may vary with different types of warheads, but in the most general sense, damage is caused by the transfer of energy from the warhead to the target. The energy is typically mechanical in nature and takes the form of a shock wave ...

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Amatol | C7H9N5O9

New Window. AMATOL is an explosive mixture of AMMONIUM NITRATE and TRINITROTOLUENE. Both components react with oxidizing agents. If mixed with reducing agents, including hydrides, sulfides and nitrides, may begin a vigorous reaction that culminates in a detonation.

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C-4 (explosive)

C-4 or Composition C-4 is a common variety of the plastic explosive family known as Composition C, which uses RDX as its explosive agent. C-4 is composed of explosives, plastic binder, plasticizer to make it malleable, and usually a marker or odorizing taggant chemical. C-4 has a texture similar to modelling clay and can be molded into any desired shape. C-4 is metastable and can be exploded ...

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Explosive Signs and Labels. Protect your business, employees and customers with safety signs and adhesive labels that inform them of the presence of explosive substances in or near your workplace. Identify where a blast might occur and where substances that might cause them are stored or used. This is critical to keeping your operation and the ...

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EXPLOSIVE C | CAMEO Chemicals | NOAA

Excerpt from ERG Guide 112 [Explosives* - Division 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 or 1.5]: Isolate spill or leak area immediately for at least 500 meters (1/3 mile) in all directions. LARGE SPILL: Consider initial evacuation for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions. FIRE: If rail car or trailer is involved in a fire, ISOLATE for 1600 meters (1 mile) in all ...

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Explosive mixtures | Opinion | Chemistry World

The actual explosive was not a single polymer but a mixture: the military explosive cyclonite as tiny crystals, mixed with enough plasticiser to make it flow. M-H Jeeves. Indeed, the only polymeric explosive I know is guncotton, or nitrocellulose. The story goes that Christian Schönbein discovered how to manufacture the explosive by accident.

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An Illinois Chemical Plant Explosion And Fires Prompt ...

 · — An explosion at a chemical plant in northern Illinois sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground Monday ...

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Chapter 10 Fire-Fighting Operations Involving Explosives

10-6 Fire-Fighting Operations Involving Explosives CHEMICALS 10-14. Storage and operating facilities and vehicles that deal with chemical agents and munitions will display the appropriate chemical-agent symbol. Figure 10-4 shows the chemical-hazard symbols. The color of symbol 1 (Figure

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The MSDS HyperGlossary: Explosive

 · Definition (adjective) Explosive refers to a chemical compound, mixture, device etc. that is capable of exploding.Example: "Gasoline forms an explosive mixture with air." (noun) An explosive is a compound or mixture susceptible (by heat, shock, friction or other impulse) to a rapid chemical reaction, decomposition or combustion with the rapid generation of heat and gases with a combined …

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Five of the most explosive non-nuclear chemicals ever made

 · A chemistry department at a British university was recently evacuated after a student made the known explosive, TATP.. The chemical, tri-cyclic acetone peroxide, or TATP, was made by …

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Potentially Explosive Lab Chemicals

Potentially Explosive Lab Chemicals Acetyl peroxide Acetylene Ammonium nitrate Ammonium perchlorate Ammonium picrate Ba/Pb/Hg azide (heavy metal azides) Li/K/Na azide Organic azides Benzoyl peroxide Bromopropyne Butanone peroxide Cumene peroxide Diazodinitrophenol Dinitrophenol Dinitrophenylhydrazine Dinitroresorcinol Dipicryl amine

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Sodium in Water Explosion | Chemical Reaction

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Explosives Decomposition Chemistry | NIST

 · High-energy materials are commonly used as military explosives and as advanced propellants. The detailed chemical reactions responsible for detonation, deflagration, combustion, and slow aging are poorly understood. Better understanding of the chemistry will allow these properties to be controlled more successfully than currently possible, improving performance, reliability and safety.

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Chemtool explosion: Charges should be filed after Rockton ...

 · Attorney General should take legal action in chemical plant explosion, Illinois EPA says State environmental officials are asking for documents to determine the cause of Monday''s blast and ...

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Explosive chemical factory fire forces evacuation

 · Explosive chemical factory fire forces evacuation. Residents in Rockton, Illinois were ordered to evacuate their homes after a chemical fire broke out at the Chemtool Inc. plant.

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Process Safety Management for Explosives and Pyrotechnics ...

3. The term "explosive" is defined in 29 CFR 1910.109, Explosives and Blasting Agents, paragraph (a)(3): Explosive — any chemical compound, mixture, or device, the primary or common purpose of which is to function by explosion, i.e., with substantially instantaneous release of gas and heat, unless

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Chemical and Explosives terrorism

Endangering public safety. Attacks using explosives and chemicals endanger public safety on a large-scale, and can severely impact the economic and political stability of countries. High-profile incidents have affected all regions of the world; the past decade has seen thousands of bombings around the world including in Brussels, Abuja, Boston ...

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An Introduction to Chemical Explosives

Chemical Explosives • For a substance to be a chemical explosive, it must undergo a chemical reaction that – releases a lot of energy, making the temperature and gas pressure rise rapidly. – produces lots of gas, leading to an increase in gas pressure. – does this very quickly, leading to …

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Ten amazing (and occasionally explosive) chemical ...

 · Ten amazing (and occasionally explosive) chemical reactions, caught on video. Robbie Gonzalez. 2/20/12 1:53PM. 25. 1. It''s fun to watch chemistry labs explode on …

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Category:Explosive chemicals

Pure chemicals belong here. For mixtures and types of explosives, see Category:Explosives. Subcategories. This category has the following 4 subcategories, out of 4 total.

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What is an Explosive Chemical?

An explosive chemical is a substance or mixture that experiences violent combustion as a reaction to an ignition source. This reaction is an exothermic process that involves the rapid release of large amounts of energy and is characterized by a rapid, violent release of pressure, gas, and heat.

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Control of Potentially Explosive Chemicals in Laboratories

Control of Potentially Explosive Chemicals in Laboratories . Many relatively common chemicals can become explosive when stored improperly or for excessive periods of time. This note contains background information on potentially explosive and shock-sensitive chemicals. Peroxides and Peroxidizable chemicals

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Potentially Explosive Chemicals (PECs)

explosive chemical (e.g., a peroxide forming chemical or perchlorate). Contact ISU Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) at 294-5359 or Ames Laboratory Environment, Safety, Health & Assurance (ESH&A) at 294-2153 immediately if you suspect a material is an outdated PEC. Post warning signs so others do not handle or disturb the material.

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Chapter 15: EXPLOSIVES DEFINITIONS

chemical reactions. An explosive article is an article containing one or more explosive substances. A pyrotechnic article is an article containing one or more pyrotechnic substances. NOTE: The use of the word "explosive" can have different meanings and interpretations. Reference to

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2 Precursor Chemicals Used to Make Homemade Explosives ...

Reducing the Threat of Improvised Explosive Device Attacks by Restricting Access to Explosive Precursor Chemicals prioritizes precursor chemicals that can be used to make HMEs and analyzes the movement of those chemicals through United States commercial supply chains and identifies potential vulnerabilities. This report examines current United ...

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