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The chemistry of explosives

Author: Jacqueline Akhavan; Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"The third edition of this popular book has been fully revised and updated and outlines the basic principles needed to understand the mechanism of explosions by chemical explosives. The history, theory and chemical types of explosives are introduced, providing the reader with information on the physical parameters of primary and secondary explosives. Thermodynamics, enthalpy, free energy and gas equations are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Akhavan; Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781849733304 1849733309
OCLC Number: 751724468
Notes: Previous ed.: 2004.
Description: xii, 193 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Introduction to explosives --
ch. 2. Classification of explosive materials --
ch. 3. Combustion, deflagration and detonation --
ch. 4. Ignition, initiation and thermal decomposition --
ch. 5. Thermochemistry of explosives --
ch. 6. Equilibria and kinetics of explosive reactions --
ch 7. Manufacture of explosives --
ch. 8. Introduction to propellants and pyrotechnics.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Akhavan.

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A unique text which introduces difficult subjects in a readable manner, covering all aspects of explosive chemistry from history to manufacturing techniques and formulation.  Read more...

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