Sprengel explosive

noun (1)
\ ˈspreŋgəl-, ˈshpreŋəl-\

Definition of Sprengel explosive

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: any of numerous high explosives formed by mixing just before use an oxidizing agent (such as nitric acid or potassium chlorate) and a combustible ingredient (such as nitrobenzene) neither of which by itself is explosive

Sprengel pump

noun (2)

Definition of Sprengel pump (Entry 2 of 3)

: an air pump in which exhaustion is produced by drops of mercury running down a narrow tube and trapping bubbles of gas between them

Sprengel tube

noun (3)

Definition of Sprengel tube (Entry 3 of 3)

: a glass U tube with two capillary ends bent at right angles for use in determining specific gravity especially of oils and fats by weighing it first filled with the substance to be tested and then filled with water — compare pycnometer

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History and Etymology for Sprengel explosive

Noun (1)

after Herman J. P. Sprengel †1906 British chemist born in Germany

Noun (2)

after Herman J. P. Sprengel

Noun (3)

after H. J. P. Sprengel

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