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[*] posted on 25-8-2019 at 04:57
KClO3 + organic fats / oils => NO reaction ?

I mixed KClO3 with candle wax or lamp oil, but when igniting or heating nothing happens, at most the KClO3 melts without reacting with the wax or oil. Only when I put some sugar on the heated mixture, it reacts with the hot KClO3 leaving the oil / wax intact.

Why ? I thought KClO3 is very reactive with any organic combusitible...

[Edited on 2019-8-25 by metalresearcher]

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[*] posted on 25-8-2019 at 10:00

Works for me...

Try 34 fat/oil 66 KClO3.

With candles wax, the wax melts long before the chlorate so you need to have a hot ignition source that can pour in tons of heat quick to get it going.

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[*] posted on 25-8-2019 at 12:09

Candlewax and chlorate in the correct mix will detonate by the shock of a strong primary, but on ignition by flame, the wax boils at a temp. lower than chlorate's decomposition temp. and so it cannot deflagrate.

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