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Author Akhavan, Jacqueline.
Title The chemistry of explosives [electronic resource] / Jacqueline Akhavan.
Publication Info. Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, c2011.
Edition 3rd ed.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Knovel    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xii, 193 p.) : ill.
Note Previous ed.: 2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-180) and index.
Contents ch. 1. Introduction to explosives -- ch. 2. Classification of explosive materials -- ch. 3. Combustion, deflagration and detonation -- ch. 4. Ignition, initiation and thermal decomposition -- ch. 5. Thermochemistry of explosives -- ch. 6. Equilibria and kinetics of explosive reactions -- ch 7. Manufacture of explosives -- ch. 8. Introduction to propellants and pyrotechnics.
Summary "The third edition of this popular book has been fully revised and updated and outlines the basic principles needed to understand the mechanism of explosions by chemical explosives. The history, theory and chemical types of explosives are introduced, providing the reader with information on the physical parameters of primary and secondary explosives. Thermodynamics, enthalpy, free energy and gas equations are covered together with examples of calculations, leading to the power and temperature of explosions."--P. [4] of cover.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Explosives.
Related To Print version: Akhavan, Jacqueline. Chemistry of explosives. 3rd ed. Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, c2011 9781849733304 (OCoLC)751724468
ISBN 9781621981503 (electronic bk.)
1621981509 (electronic bk.)
9781849733304
1849733309
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