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18:12 Feb 2, 2009
English to Arabic translations [PRO] Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng
English term or phrase:explosive detonation
A detonation is caused by a very rapid chemical reaction which passes through the exploding material
Explanation: Explosive detonation A detonation is caused by a very rapid chemical reaction which passes through the exploding material at speeds of 0.6 to 6.2 miles per second (1 to 10 km/s), well in excess of sonic velocity. High pressures are developed and the products of combustion move in the same direction as the pressure wave. A detonation is a shock wave accompanied by the chemical reaction that sustains it. Explosives that normally detonate are termed “high explosives,” and have high shattering power, even when unconfined. Trinitrotoluene (TNT) is an example of a detonating high explosive.
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