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Swarm ideas needed: Many chemicals but little time: What's the most amazing stuff to make within one day?
I would suggest a safer primary as a first step, since any exotic HE you decide to make will need to ...
20-7-2020 at 12:54
by: Microtek
New ETN Synthesis
The second test looks better IMO. I think you should consider the possibility that the detonator is ...
15-7-2020 at 11:49
by: Microtek
New ETN Synthesis
With that much HE, you should have spalling on the back side, if the charge went properly high order ...
14-7-2020 at 01:03
by: Microtek
how to predict performance of a propellant in relation to another propellant
If you wanted to use the ideal gas law, you would need the number of moles of gas in the barrel. Thi ...
27-6-2020 at 11:05
by: Microtek
PETN and RDX doubts
Your questions reveal many fundamental errors in your understanding. You should read through some of ...
16-6-2020 at 02:26
by: Microtek
Stability of picric Acid (Trinitrophenol)
Be sure to distinguish between (chemical) stability and sensitivity to external stimuli. Picric acid ...
30-5-2020 at 14:16
by: Microtek
Plasticiser question.
That paper seems pretty amateurish (for instance, they do not specify what kind of "carbon-based sol ...
18-5-2020 at 22:43
by: Microtek
Recycling sulfuric acid from ETN synthesis
I'm talking about this:

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/security/20190222STO2840 ...
14-5-2020 at 10:56
by: Microtek
Recycling sulfuric acid from ETN synthesis
To everyone wondering why OP doesn't just buy large amounts of concentrated sulfuric instead of recy ...
13-5-2020 at 08:20
by: Microtek
My problem with pure fuming hno3
As I said, you can add urea instead of using dry air. The reaction is something like this:

4CO(NH ...
10-5-2020 at 07:42
by: Microtek
My problem with pure fuming hno3
I would say that there is way too much NOx dissolved in the acid. You get too much oxidation that wa ...
9-5-2020 at 13:45
by: Microtek
Composition B propellant
I worked in an 81-mm mortar section when I was in the army. It used ordinary smokeless powder (NC/NG ...
29-1-2020 at 02:23
by: Microtek
NHN synthesis not working
Why do you use ethanol as the reaction medium? Most reported syntheses I have seen uses aqueous solu ...
11-1-2020 at 00:13
by: Microtek
Awful ETN yields

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Glue some cross beams into the ice bath container so you can freeze water in the containe ...
10-1-2020 at 00:55
by: Microtek
3 NaClO → 2 NaCl + NaClO3 > KCl + NaClO3 → NaCl + KClO3
As a rule of thumb, a 10 degree (kelvin) rise in temperature will double the reaction rate, so 120C ...
7-1-2020 at 23:42
by: Microtek
3 NaClO → 2 NaCl + NaClO3 > KCl + NaClO3 → NaCl + KClO3
The disproportionation happens faster at higher temperatures, it is not the process of boiling it, b ...
6-1-2020 at 23:30
by: Microtek
ETN synthesis without H2SO4
Whenever I have made PETN, I have always used WFNA (and no sulfuric). The yields are better, and the ...
2-1-2020 at 05:22
by: Microtek
Short question / quick answer - Thread
Have you checked the purity of the two? Melting point and TLC are good places to start.
27-12-2019 at 08:28
by: Microtek
Old c4
It does if the binder is ordinary PIB and a compatible plasticizer. You should knead it to accelerat ...
26-12-2019 at 08:37
by: Microtek
Old c4
I would just use detergent gasoline.
25-12-2019 at 13:59
by: Microtek
Thermite using 'blender grade' Al powder, is it possible ?
Hmm, according to [url=https://www.thermtech.net/heat-treating-services/hardening/age-hardening.php] ...
14-12-2019 at 02:38
by: Microtek
Thermite using 'blender grade' Al powder, is it possible ?
Heating aluminum in air will oxidize the surface layer. With foil that means most of it, which is in ...
12-12-2019 at 23:16
by: Microtek
Thermite using 'blender grade' Al powder, is it possible ?
It absolutely is possible, I have done it myself many times. It does require a certain minimal amoun ...
11-12-2019 at 23:42
by: Microtek
My new 1 pound TNT
Petn1933: I think the technique in the video you posted looks very promising, especially the part wh ...
10-12-2019 at 22:51
by: Microtek
Unconventional Shaped Charges
The density and speed of sound in the Cu-powder will likely be lower than in the solid, annealed cop ...
2-12-2019 at 08:08
by: Microtek
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