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Is a tnt a high explosive?
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Asked in Firearms
Which is strong explosive amongTNT or gun powder or liquid oxygen or gun cotten?
Asked in Inventions, Acronyms & Abbreviations
Was tnt invented by mistake?
Kinda... TNT was discovered in 1863 by Joseph Wilbrand. At that time it was not known as an explosive. In fact it wasn't discovered that it was explosive until 30 years and the Germans started producing it for industrial purposes in the 1890s it wasn't until 1902 until the German army started using it. I'm not sure who first discovered that TNT was a high explosive.
How big is a tnt explosion?
Depends on how much TNT you use...but if you mean "how powerful is TNT compared to other high explosives"...brace yourself. TNT is not all that powerful of an explosive. Explosives are rated on the Relative Effectiveness scale, which judges the power of an explosive relative to that of TNT. Most explosives are more powerful than TNT. TNT's advantage is its stability and insensitivity to shock. Also, it melts at a far lower temperature than it burns at, so they can safely pour it into artillery shells and things like that.
What conventional explosives were used in the 32 lenses of the MK-III Fatman atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki?
Which is more explosive TNT or Liquid oxygen?
liquid oxygen is in effect more explosive than tnt, but by means they are different. liquid oxygen is not explosive at all without the other chemicals, where all tnt needs is heat, making tnt easier to use. also, one must the fact that tnt is more practical in that it is easier to come by. so, if you put the same effort into aquiring them both, you would end up with enough tnt to make a larger explosion than the one made by the amount of liquid oxygen you would aquire.
Asked in Chemistry
What is the name of an explosive which is obtained by the nitration of an organic compound?
How many tons of TNT are in 1 atomic bomb?
There is no TNT in atomic bombs. For convenience and ease of comparison the yield of nuclear weapons is usually measured in "tons of TNT equivalent". Actual devices have been built with yields as low as 10 tons of TNT equivalent to as high as 52 megatons of TNT equivalent (this is more than 6 orders of magnitude). TNT was arbitrarily chosen as a reference explosive for comparison as its characteristics were well known and understood.
What explosive used in the MK-III Fatman atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki is a predecessor of modern C-4 plastic explosive?
The High VoD explosive was Composition B, which is a combination of TNT and RDX. C-4 is RDX mixed with a plasticizer. A more detail answer The 2 explosives in MK-III were Composition B (fast) and Baratol (slow) a Navy explosive with Barium Nitrate. This can be checked in SoA Volume 8. Composition A and Composition B are RDX, TNT, and wax based high explosives developed in the 1920s and 1930s. Composition C is an RDX, TNT, stabilizer, and plasticizer based high explosive developed in the 1950s. Modern C-4 is the 4th revision of Composition C - based on Composition B - based on Composition A. C-4's full name is Composition C-4.
Asked in Bombs and Explosive Materials
What common explosive is used in IEDs?
The term IED stands for IMPROVISED Explosive Device. Key word- improvised- means that whatever explosive is available. is used. Frequently it is a reused military munition, such as an artillery shell. Those are typically filled with TNT, or products such as Composition B or Octol, being a blend of TNT, HMX, and RDX.
What are the two types of high explosives?
Primary and secondary explosives. The definitions of these are rather loose, however typically primary explosives will detonate when ignited (example: mercury fulkminate), and secondary explosives require a shockewave to detonate (example: TNT). The most accurate definition is when used in the context of an "explosive train" whereby a fuse ignites the primary high explosive which undergoes deflagration to detonation transition, this detonation produces a shockwave which is used to initiate a secondary high explosive. So explosive compounds are classified into primary or secondary based there primary use.