XIV. Contributions to the history of explosive agents

  title={XIV. Contributions to the history of explosive agents},
  author={F. Abel},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={489 - 516}
  • F. Abel
  • Engineering
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
The degree of rapidity with which an explosive substance undergoes metamorphosis, as also the nature and results of that metamorphosis, are, in the greater number of instances, susceptible of several modifications by variations of the circumstances under which the conditions essential to chemical change are fulfilled. Gun-cotton furnishes an excellent illustration of the manner in which such modifications may be brought about. If a loose tuft or large mass of gun cotton-wool be inflamed in open… Expand
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