The Chemistry of Explosives / Edition 3

The Chemistry of Explosives / Edition 3

by Jacqueline Akhavan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1849733309

ISBN-13: 9781849733304

Pub. Date: 07/08/2011

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry, The

This concise, easy-to-read book outlines the basic principles needed to understand the chemical mechanisms of explosion. Covering detonation, deflagration, initiation, the latest theories on the production of "hotspots", thermochemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics, the text includes detailed formulations and reactions presented with thermochemical

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Overview

This concise, easy-to-read book outlines the basic principles needed to understand the chemical mechanisms of explosion. Covering detonation, deflagration, initiation, the latest theories on the production of "hotspots", thermochemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics, the text includes detailed formulations and reactions presented with thermochemical calculations to aid understanding. The history, theory and chemical types of explosives are introduced, along with propellants, pyrotechnics and the most up-to-date information on energetic binders for explosive compositions. Covering all aspects of explosive chemistry from history to manufacturing techniques and formulation, The Chemistry of Explosives is a unique text which introduces difficult subjects in a readable manner. Ideal for A-level students and new graduates with no previous knowledge of explosive materials, it will also be useful to anyone needing succinct information on the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849733304
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry, The
Publication date:
07/08/2011
Series:
RSC Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Explosives; Classification of Explosive Materials; Combustion, Deflagration and Detonation; Ignition, Initiation and Thermal Decomposition; Thermochemistry of Explosives; Equilibria and Kinetics of Explosive Reactions; Manufacture of Explosives; Introduction to Propellants and Pyrotechnics; Bibliography; Subject Index.

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