Title

The Factors Influencing The Deflagrative Rate Of Gunpowder And The Influences Of The Aforementioned Factors On The Efficacy Of The Mixture

Author(s)

Patrick Van Hook

School Name

Greenville Technical Charter High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Chemistry

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Prior to now, the standard 15%, 10%, 75% mixture of gunpowder has been considered perfect for optimal combustion. The ratio has been the universal solution since the mid-late 1800’s. This experiment is designed to reanalyze the natural deflagrative rate of standard powder and home-made powder with altered ingredients. The experiment will utilize charcoal of different types and alter the chemical ingredients of the gunpowder. By altering the ingredients in the powder, the rate of detonation and/or deflagration. Optimally, the experiment will show whether or not different compositions will alter any traits of the powder.

Start Date

4-11-2015 2:15 PM

End Date

4-11-2015 2:30 PM

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Apr 11th, 2:15 PM Apr 11th, 2:30 PM

The Factors Influencing The Deflagrative Rate Of Gunpowder And The Influences Of The Aforementioned Factors On The Efficacy Of The Mixture

Prior to now, the standard 15%, 10%, 75% mixture of gunpowder has been considered perfect for optimal combustion. The ratio has been the universal solution since the mid-late 1800’s. This experiment is designed to reanalyze the natural deflagrative rate of standard powder and home-made powder with altered ingredients. The experiment will utilize charcoal of different types and alter the chemical ingredients of the gunpowder. By altering the ingredients in the powder, the rate of detonation and/or deflagration. Optimally, the experiment will show whether or not different compositions will alter any traits of the powder.