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Sudden buildup of gas pressure that constitutes the nature of an explosion. The speed at which explosives decompose permits their classification as high or low explosives.
Mixtures of chemicals that burn very rapidly but subsonically, meaning they deflagrate. Must be confined.
Consist of materials that typically combine the reacting elements in the same molecule which allows them to react faster and they detonate.
An explosive material based on nitroglycerin, Dynamite was invented by the Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel 1867. Dynamite is usually sold in the form of sticks. Dynamite is a high explosive, which means it detonates rather than deflagrates. While trinitrotoluene (TNT) is used as the standard for gauging explosive power, dynamite has more than a 60% greater energy density than TNT.
Oklahoma City Bombing
Bombing of Murrah Federal Building. The blast, set off by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, killed 168 people, including 19 children in the building's day-care center. 1995
Twin World Trade Center 1993 & 2001
3000 dead after 9-11.
US Embassy barracks 1983
In 2000, two suicide bombers in a small rubber boat nearly sank a billion dollar warship docked in Yemen, the USS Cole.
Pan Am Flight Lockerbie, Scotland
N.Y.-bound Pan-Am Boeing 747 exploded in flight from a terrorist bomb and crashed into Scottish village, killing all 259 aboard and 11 on the ground.
History of Nuclear Bombs
The atomic bomb was first developed by German and American scientists including Einstein. The first two fission bombs were used by the USA on Japan to end WWII. These are the only 2 ever used during war on an enemy. Over 2000 have been exploded in testing. The damage from nuclear bombs would be much greater than chemical bombs.
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