Re: Chem: Silicon Explosives now

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Fri Aug 03 2001 - 15:56:18 MDT

To those more full wise in these things than I am:

OK, I grant that the Si+O reaction liberates mucho energy.

But it seems to me from cursory analysis that not much gas is going to be generated (unlike many explosives).

I envision it as akin to a thermite reaction.

Am I missing something?


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