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the ferric thermite, is one that burns about 2000-2500c slowly and leaves molten iron behind, its also used in welding the lead oxide thermite burns very fast leaving very little residue behind a much better reaction to see, it is also ment to explode so if i were to do this reaction i think ill run as soon as a magnesium ribbon is lit, it is also much more easer to ignite then the ferric thermite, is i think it can be ignited from flame

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the ferric thermite, is one that burns about 2000-2500c slowly and leaves molten iron behind, its also used in welding the lead oxide thermite burns very fast leaving very little residue behind a much better reaction to see, it is also ment to explode so if i were to do this reaction i think ill run as soon as a magnesium ribbon is lit, it is also much more easer to ignite then the ferric thermite, is i think it can be ignited from flame

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which would work better as a thermite reaction, faster reaction

lead(II)oxide+magnesium

lead(II)oxide+aluminium

lead dioxide+magnesium

lead dioxide+aluminium

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which would work better as a thermite reaction, faster reaction

lead(II)oxide+magnesium

lead(II)oxide+aluminium

lead dioxide+magnesium

lead dioxide+aluminium

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I made plaster thermite today and I must say it’s pretty entertaining. It’s easier to light because you can shape it unlike ferric thermite.

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I made plaster thermite today and I must say it’s pretty entertaining. It’s easier to light because you can shape it unlike ferric thermite.

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would lead oxide (litharge) be ok to use in the lead oxide thermite because litharge is used in making rubber ect but it still has about 98% purity maybe more, if so i can get 500g for about £5.00, also lance did the Plaster thermite explode like it says it would

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would lead oxide (litharge) be ok to use in the lead oxide thermite because litharge is used in making rubber ect but it still has about 98% purity maybe more, if so i can get 500g for about £5.00, also lance did the Plaster thermite explode like it says it would

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It didnt really explode because my thermite was crap. I was surprised that it reacted as well as it did. I added too much water and spilled most of it all over the place and it seperated. I just bought decent aluminum powder also so Ill see how that works out.

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It didnt really explode because my thermite was crap. I was surprised that it reacted as well as it did. I added too much water and spilled most of it all over the place and it seperated. I just bought decent aluminum powder also so Ill see how that works out.

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do you have the instructions to make plaster thermite because if lead oxide thermite can explode unconfined i would love to see it when it is confined

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do you have the instructions to make plaster thermite because if lead oxide thermite can explode unconfined i would love to see it when it is confined

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Nope, not really. I had just heard it was possible and I mixed it in a random ratio that looked good then mixed it together with a bit of water (which turned out to be too much).

 

Even if I did have the correct formula I still don’t have a scientific scale so it wouldn’t work out too well.

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Nope, not really. I had just heard it was possible and I mixed it in a random ratio that looked good then mixed it together with a bit of water (which turned out to be too much).

 

Even if I did have the correct formula I still don’t have a scientific scale so it wouldn’t work out too well.

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would the ratio for red lead min Pb3O4 be 3moles of Pb3O4 and 2 moles of Al. bud

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would the ratio for red lead min Pb3O4 be 3moles of Pb3O4 and 2 moles of Al. bud

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are there any two wires which you can twist together to act like a fuse say aluminum and another metal, im sure i have heard of something like it i think its called a thermite fuse

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Hmm... Only ni-chrome comes to mind, but I'm not sure if it can act as a regular fuse (good for electrical ignition though).

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i dont think it is this one you light like a normal fuse and it gives a reaction like thermite sparks fly of ect

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Would fulminated mercury work to ignite it? If so you can buy those things they use to ignite model rockets for really cheap and hook them up to a 9v battery or kictchen timer.

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"i dont think it is this one you light like a normal fuse and it gives a reaction like thermite sparks fly of ect"

 

Hmm... Perhaps aluminum wire coated with iron oxide?

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the fuse is just a general fuse well an exotic fuse it can be used to ignite most things i only put it in the thermite section because it uses metals and is supposse to react like thermite

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actualy i wounder if that would work i dont think that is it but i wounder if that would actually work all i need now is iron oxide anybody know how to get it, one method i have heard is to burn steel wool in a tube that is ment to produce iron oxide

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