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Part One

What type of reactons are both fire and explosions?

oxidation/combustion reactions and ar exothermic

How do explosions get the oxygen they need for combustion to occur?

They must use an oxidation agent which is a chemical that already hs oxygen n it.

What type of fuel is arson fire typically derived from?

Petroleum based

What type of fuel is arson explosives derived from?

usually fueled by nitrate based chemical

List three examples of low level explosives

Black Powder, Smokeless Powder and Chlorate Mixtures

What ar primary explosives typically used for

To detonate other explosives (primers)

Why do secondary explosives often need a primer?

because they typically only burn when lit in small quantities and do not explode

List two types of military explosives

TNT, RDX(C-4), Dynamite

What is the most commonly used high explosive

ANFO (Ammonium Nitrate)

What is the most commonly used low explosive?

black powder and smokles powder

Describe the difference in pressure waves betwen low and high explosives

Low explosives let out a subsonic wave while high explosivse let out a supersonic pressure wave

Describe the difference in movement between a low and high explosive

Low explosives propel or throw things while high explosivs detonate violently and tend to crush or level things in its path.

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