Nitrogen Triiodide is a contact explosive that is stable when wet but is extremely sensitive when dry. Touching it with a feather will cause it to explode.


Nitrogen Triiodide is a contact explosive that is stable when wet but is extremely sensitive when dry. Touching it with a feather will cause it to blow up.


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  1. Made this in HS chemistry class. Except we set it off with air pressure, rather than a feather. Everyone in the class made one filter paper of it, and then the teacher detonated a H2 balloon at the front of the class, and the shockwave alone detonated all the Nitrogen Triiodide in the classroom.

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