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nitric acid syntesis go very wrong
Would it be possible to distill nitric from a mixture of KNO3 and KHSO4?
KHSO4 is easily obtainabl ...
23-6-2011 at 11:27
by: Zelot
Exploding HV consumer capacitors to initiate secondary explosives?
Here is a fun example of dielectric breakdown leading to a shockwave:
[url]http://powerlabs.org/wat ...
16-6-2011 at 22:02
by: Zelot
Direct electrical initiation of secondary
[rquote=212310&tid=14630&author=gnitseretni]Anyone ever tried an ignition device out of one ...
9-6-2011 at 09:54
by: Zelot
Direct electrical initiation of secondary
The idea of using "two lead" wire is very enticing. The spacing would be the same each time, leading ...
8-6-2011 at 21:14
by: Zelot
Direct electrical initiation of secondary
I do realize that having a bare metal (such as steel or copper wire) in contact with energetic mater ...
7-6-2011 at 16:36
by: Zelot
Direct electrical initiation of secondary
Even though it has been said in this thread that photo-flash type capacitors are not well suited for ...
4-6-2011 at 13:09
by: Zelot
Nitric Acid Synthesis
I have checked all of the drain cleaners available, but they only contain conc. NaOH. There aren't a ...
29-7-2008 at 21:36
by: Zelot
Nitric Acid Synthesis
How would you synth HNO3 from a metal nitrate without sulfuric acid? That is the whole point of doin ...
29-7-2008 at 21:15
by: Zelot
Nitric Acid Synthesis
Well, you can make urea nitrate via HCl + NH4NO3. That is one of the only "nitrations" that can be d ...
29-7-2008 at 21:05
by: Zelot
Nitric Acid Synthesis
Because urea nitrate is basically just a double salt of urea and nitric acid, do you think it would ...
29-7-2008 at 20:45
by: Zelot
H2SO4?
I was just trying to figure out the amount of each reactant needed for TACN (tetraamine copper nitra ...
22-7-2008 at 13:06
by: Zelot
Help please
It was a pyrex dish.
15-7-2008 at 21:36
by: Zelot
Help please
I recrystalized it from an instant cold pack.

although the AN had been sitting around for a month ...
14-7-2008 at 20:06
by: Zelot
Help please
I was just dehydrating some ammonium nitrate in the oven at about 320*F. I left it for about a half ...
14-7-2008 at 19:49
by: Zelot
Non-nitrate explosives
Speaking of oxidizer/fuel mixes, is chlorate/sugar able to detonate?
9-7-2008 at 22:14
by: Zelot
Non-nitrate explosives
In the thread zinc directed me to, I found a theoretical explosive that would be fun to try-out: chl ...
9-7-2008 at 18:33
by: Zelot
Non-nitrate explosives
I've used up all of my sulfuric/nitric acids at the moment, so I was wondering about non-nitrate exp ...
10-6-2008 at 22:16
by: Zelot
Organic Hypochlorites
Do you think the NaOH/EtOH/Cl method would work with Drano crystals? Or are they too impure? They ha ...
26-5-2008 at 22:01
by: Zelot
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide
I do know that sulfuric acid is a very strong one. But that isn't the point. I was asking if I could ...
2-5-2008 at 06:19
by: Zelot
Spontaneous Transformation of TATP to DADP Using Certain Acid Catalysts
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The current April 2008 issue of Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics has an article concer ...
30-4-2008 at 14:34
by: Zelot
Successfully purified Benzoyl peroxide.
I purified some (less than 1mg) by dissolving in water and filtering. There were some tiny crystals ...
29-4-2008 at 15:26
by: Zelot
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide
On the Wikipedia for sodium bisulfate it says that a 1M solution can get to a pH of 1.4. It is also ...
29-4-2008 at 06:06
by: Zelot
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Peroxide
Would you be able to use sodium bisulfate for MEKP instead of sulfuric or muriatic acid?
28-4-2008 at 16:56
by: Zelot
Exotic Primaries - Complex Salts
I may have made some TACN by adding a large excess of NH4OH to a CuSO4+NH4NO3 mixture. It became dee ...
26-4-2008 at 09:52
by: Zelot
Exotic Primaries - Complex Salts
@zinc
Were you successful in making the ZAP yet?
16-4-2008 at 20:11
by: Zelot
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