Sprengel explosive

noun \ˈspreŋgəl-, ˈshpreŋəl-\

Definition of Sprengel explosive

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of sprengel explosive

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

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