A while back my chemistry professer wanted to teach me about explosives and how to develop newer and better explosives. I accepted and we started to learn about RDX and different related explosives with the RDX base. Soon I started to develop my own explosives (all in theory of course). But, I stubbled upon a very interesting property. I wanted to find out which chemical caused RDX to have and extreamly high negative heat of formation. Through a bunch of calculations I descovered that nitrites caused RDX to have a positive Hf. Whereas peroxy acids and hydroxides decreased the Hf. The more of each group I added to the RDX molecule the greater its effects. I tried this again but on a benzine molecule and graphed the results on an excel spreadsheet, I noticed a pattern. Next, I tried to see if combining groups on the benzine molecule would be the averageHf of the two graph functions. The results were nearly perfect. Your thoughts?