Spike Jones wrote:
> waves associated with the kerBOOM. The fact that nitroglycerine
> is carrying its own oxygen is the key to its violent behavior. spike
Actually, most of the kerBOOM factor is attributable to energy release due
to N-N triple bond formation, resulting in an exceedingly stable molecule
(azote). BOOM of metal azides (lead azides in percussion primer caps
and detonators/initiators) is entirely attributable to this.
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