An explosive comprising guncotton and camphor mixed in nitroglycerin.
An explosive consisting of firearm cotton and camphor mixed in nitroglycerin.
An explosive consisting mainly of nitroglycerin with smaller proportions of guncotton and camphor.
This important explosive has no relation in chemical composition to gelatin. Title features reference simply to its jelly-like consistence. Its price depends in huge measure upon the truth that of its two principal elements the one, guncotton, includes an insufficient proportion of air for complete combustion, even though the other, nitroglycerin, contains an excess of the same factor; by mixing appropriate levels of the two, complete oxidation associated with carbon and hydrogen is effected, with consequent maximum development of energy.