Sentence Examples

  • The use of mercuric fulminate as a detonator dates from about 1814, when the explosive cap was invented.
  • Compressed dry guncotton is easily detonated by an initiative detonator such as mercuric fulminate.
  • Detonator than when dry.'
  • Continuing these experiments, they found that in acetylene gas under ordinary pressures the decomposition brought about in one portion of the gas, either by heat or the firing in it of a small detonator, did not spread far beyond the point at which the decomposition started, while if the acetylene was compressed to a pressure of more than 30 lb on the square inch, the decomposition travelled throughout the mass and became in reality detonation.

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