explosive compound

NOUN
  1. a compound that is explosive
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How To Use explosive compound In A Sentence

  • Chapter VI. that the use of metallic copper in the construction of acetylene apparatus is not permissible or judicious, because the gas is liable to form therewith an explosive compound known as copper acetylide; it might seem, therefore, that the employment of a copper salt for purification courts accident. Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use
  • The suitcase contained chlorate of potash and paraffin wax, which was mixed with gelignite to form an explosive compound.
  • When the two chemicals combine, they form an explosive compound.
  • His conclusions are that a copper acetylide is always produced if impure acetylene is allowed to pass through neutral or ammoniacal solutions of copper; that dry acetylene containing all its natural impurities except ammonia acts to an equal extent on copper and its alloys, yielding the explosive compound; that pure and dry gas does not act upon copper or its alloys, although it is possible that an explosive compound may be produced after a great length of time. Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use
  • Some used gelatine sticks while others used a home-made explosive compound of ammonium nitrate, potassium chlorate, sulphuric acid and sugar - chemicals available over the counter in most major cities.
  • The suitcase contained chlorate of potash and paraffin wax, which was mixed with gelignite to form an explosive compound.
  • Now the sophistication of the device has authorities pretty rattled, especially as a unique mixture of explosive compounds was involved.
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