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Posted: 1/9/2006 9:10:45 PM EDT
So which one of you is this?

Thermite


Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:44:09 PM EDT
wow
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 9:52:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 9:53:08 PM EDT by PromptCritical]
I always wanted to make some of that shit.

en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Chemical_synthesis:Thermite_synthesis

Of course, do not try this at home!
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:02:19 PM EDT
You can buy that powders on ebay.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:09:12 PM EDT
Here's another fun one: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrogen_triiodide

From the article:


When dry, it is important not to store the powder in a large heap, because it can sometimes explode under its own weight.



Link Posted: 1/9/2006 10:12:31 PM EDT
I've done that with ground up sparklers.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 7:30:48 AM EDT
No explosions, flames under 4 feet in height. ... That demonstration is a waste of internet bandwidth.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 10:23:12 AM EDT
Thermite my ass.

There would have been a lot of sparks being thrown,
and the reaction would have been so insanely bright it would have
blinded the camera.

Also, do you really need thermite to ignite the black powder charge of a model rocket engine?

Finally, what the hell was that white powder?
Absolutely not needed, whatever it was.



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