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How could nitrogen be used as a explosive?


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December 16, 2010 3:27AM

Nitrogen by itself does not support combustion. But if pressuring a vessel with nitrogen and allowing it to overpressure (beyond vessel limits) a vessel can explode by fatigue.

Under pressure, for example when scuba diving, yes, but otherwise, I don't think so.