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The chemistry of explosives

Author: Jacqueline Akhavan
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Akhavan, Jacqueline.
Chemistry of explosives.
Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©2011
(OCoLC)751724468
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Akhavan
ISBN: 9781621981503 1621981509
OCLC Number: 812300673
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 193 pages) : illustrations
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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