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are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa) Infobox references Picric acid is the chemical compound formally called 2,4,6-trinitrophenol ( TNP ). This yellow crystalline solid is one of the most acidic phenols . Like other highly nitrated compounds such

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Shell (projectile) print that page

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A shell is a payload-carrying projectile , which, as opposed to shot , contains an explosive or other filling, though modern usage sometimes includes [ citation needed ] large solid projectiles properly termed shot (AP, APCR, APCNR, APDS, APFSDS and proof shot). Solid shot may contain a

List of homeopathic preparations print that page

The following substances are commonly used in homeopathy today. Homeopathic name Substance Common name Claimed homeopathic use Homeopathic potency Aconite [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Aconitum napellus Monkshood, Monk's Blood, Fuzi, Wolf's Bane shock, influenza and fevers 6c, 30c, 200c Aesculus

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readily and is more easily detonated than TNT or ammonium picrate , being about as sensitive as picric acid . It is detonated by friction, shock, or spark. It remains stable at all temperatures which may be encountered in storage. It is generally used in the form of pressed pellets, and

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7.7 cm FK 16 print that page

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quality control of its shells, which were sometimes too large in diameter and problems with the picric acid used as high explosive filler in lieu of TNT . The picric acid would form very sensitive picric salts within days of filling the shells and would often detonate from the shock

List of British ordnance terms print that page

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This article explains terms used to describe the British Armed Forces ' ordnance (i.e.: weapons ) and also ammunition used in the late 19th century, World War I and World War II . Note that the terms may have slightly different meanings in the military of other countries. This list is

Ordnance QF 18 pounder print that page

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The Ordnance QF 18 pounder , or simply 18-pounder Gun , was the standard British Army field gun of the World War I era. It formed the backbone of the Royal Field Artillery during the war, and was produced in large numbers. It was also used by British and Commonwealth Forces in all the main

List of the largest artificial non-nuclear explosions print that page

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There have been a number of extremely large explosions, many accidental, caused by modern high explosives , older explosives such as gunpowder , volatile petroleum -based fuels such as gasoline (petrol), and other chemical reactions. This list contains the largest known examples, sorted by

Canon de 75 modèle 1897 print that page

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The French 75mm field gun was a quick-firing field artillery piece adopted in March 1898. Its official French designation was: Matériel de 75mm Mle 1897 . It was commonly known as the French 75 , simply the 75 and Soixante-Quinze (French for 75). The French 75 is widely regarded as the

Halifax Explosion print that page

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The Halifax Explosion occurred on Thursday, December 6, 1917, when the city of Halifax , Nova Scotia , Canada , was devastated by the huge detonation of the SS Mont-Blanc , a French cargo ship , fully loaded with wartime explosives, which accidentally collided with the Norwegian SS Imo