Sprengel explosive

noun
\ ˈspreŋgəl-, ˈshpreŋəl- \

Definition of Sprengel explosive

: 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

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History and Etymology for Sprengel explosive

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

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“Sprengel explosive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sprengel%20explosive. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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