It is very difficult to detonate by percussion.
Guncotton in an air-dry state, whether in the original form or after grinding to pulp and compressing, burns with very great rapidity but does not detonate unless confined.
As the quantity of contained water increases it becomes difficult or even impossible to detonate by an ordinary blow.
This will detonate a muted explosion that results in a perfect strike.
Guncotton containing more than 15% of water is uninflammable, may be compressed or worked without danger and is much more difficult to detonate by a fulminate.
A small charge of dry guncotton will, however, detonate the wet material, and this peculiarity is made use of in the employment of guncotton for blasting purposes.
The liquid when soaked into a porous combustible substance like blotting-paper burns rapidly and quietly, and when struck with a hammer on a hard surface violently detonates; when a little of the liquid is spread on an anvil and struck, the portion immediately under the hammer only will, as a rule, detonate, the remainder being scattered.
Who took the decision to detonate a bomb at the War Memorial in Enniskillen on Remembrance Sunday?
detonate another explosion of arts activity.
detonate the mines.
detonate on impact.
detonate on contact with water, has been cordoned off.
They look like brightly colored drinks cans; many do not detonate on impact.
detonate at the first inkling he has been identified.
detonate detonating enough explosive to seal the jeweled gateway forever to accommodate an irrational mortal fear?
ordnance delivered failed to detonate on impact.
However much compressed by mechanical means it is still a porous mass, and when it is confined as in a gun the flame and hot gases from the portion first ignited permeate the remainder, generally causing it actually to detonate, or to burn so rapidly that its action approaches detonation.
Guncotton containing more than 15% of water is uninflammable, may be compressed or worked without danger and is much more difficult to detonate by a fulminate This formula is retained mainly on account of its simplicity.
and it is very difficult to detonate by percussion; its salts, however, are more readily detonated.
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