Explosive device

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A stick of dynamite.
  • A. Diatomaceous earth (or any other type of absorbent material) soaked in nitroglycerin
  • B. Protective coating surrounding the explosive material
  • C. Blasting cap
  • D. Wire connected to the blasting cap

An explosive device is a device that relies on the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide a violent release of energy.

Applications of explosive devices include:

Types of explosive devices include: