primary high explosive

primary high explosive

[′prī‚mer·ē ′hī ik′splō·siv]
(materials)
An explosive which is extremely sensitive to heat and shock and is normally used to initiate a secondary high explosive; examples are mercury fulminate, lead azide, lead styphnate, and tetracene.
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The information also included detailed instruction on how to make an unstable and primary high explosive material for use within a detonator, how to destroy a building, how to handle an AK47 amongst other things.
The acetone peroxide based mixture is a primary high explosive that normally takes the form of a white powder.
HMTD is an extremely hazardous primary high explosive, very sensitive to ignition by flame, heat, spark and friction.
The acetone peroxide-based mixture is a primary high explosive that normally takes the formof a white powder.

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