THERMITE COMPOSITION #1
Thermite can burn at temperatures exceeding 3000°C. If water contacts a thermite fire, a steam explosion will result. Thermite fires generate tremendous amounts of ultraviolet light which may cause severe eye damage.
This composition produces enormous amounts of heat (83.7 kJ per mol of iron oxide that has reacted), molten iron and aluminum oxide. Other metal oxides can be substituted to make other thermite-like compositions that behave differently. Some may explode (like CuO with aluminum or PbO2 with aluminum), so caution is required when experimenting with different mixtures.
PREPARATION (parts by weight):
|Red iron oxide||0.750|