Dense, colorless, oily, explosive liquid most commonly produced by nitrating glycerol with white fuming nitric acid under conditions appropriate to the formation of the nitric acid ester.- Nitroglycerin
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Chemical compound derived from an acid in which at least one –OH hydroxyl group is replaced by an –O– alkyl (alkoxy) group, as in the substitution reaction of a carboxylic acid and an alcohol.
Nitrate esters, such as nitroglycerin, are known for their explosive properties.
Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist.
Nobel's most famous invention was dynamite, a safer and easier means of harnessing the explosive power of nitroglycerin; it was patented in 1867 and was soon used worldwide for mining and infrastructure development.
Science and engineering in safely and efficiently tearing down of buildings and other artificial structures.
Selected columns on floors where explosives will be set are drilled and high explosives such as nitroglycerin, TNT, RDX, or C4 are placed in the holes.
Type of propellant used in firearms and artillery that produces less smoke and less fouling when fired compared to gunpowder .
Nitroglycerine was synthesized by the Italian chemist Ascanio Sobrero in 1847.
Inorganic compound with the formula HNO3.
Nitration of organic compounds with nitric acid is the primary method of synthesis of many common explosives, such as nitroglycerin and trinitrotoluene (TNT).
Family of smokeless propellants developed and produced in the United Kingdom since 1889 to replace gunpowder as a military propellant.
It was composed of 10% camphor, 45% nitroglycerine and 45% collodion (nitrocellulose).
Gelignite, also known as blasting gelatin or simply "jelly", is an explosive material consisting of collodion-cotton (a type of nitrocellulose or guncotton) dissolved in either nitroglycerine or nitroglycol and mixed with wood pulp and saltpetre (sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate).
Mass that is expelled or expanded in such a way as to create a thrust or other motive force in accordance with Newton's third law of motion, and "propel" a vehicle, projectile, or fluid payload.
Composite propellants made from a solid oxidizer such as ammonium perchlorate or ammonium nitrate, a synthetic rubber such as HTPB, PBAN, or Polyurethane (or energetic polymers such as polyglycidyl nitrate or polyvinyl nitrate for extra energy), optional high-explosive fuels (again, for extra energy) such as RDX or nitroglycerin, and usually a powdered metal fuel such as aluminum.
[[File:Dynamite Diagram.svg|thumb|Diagram1. Diatomaceous earth (or any other type of absorbent material) soaked in nitroglycerin.
Dynamite is an explosive made of nitroglycerin, sorbents (such as powdered shells or clay) and stabilizers.
General class of chemical processes for the introduction of a nitro group into an organic compound.
The term also is applied incorrectly to the different process of forming nitrate esters between alcohols and nitric acid (as occurs in the synthesis of nitroglycerin).