Armstrong's mixture

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Armstrong's mixture when burning

The Armstrong's mixture is a highly explosive mixture in matches is used. It consists of one part red phosphorus and four parts potassium chlorate . It used to be used to fill tubes for guns and is now used for ignition plates. Without the use of additives such as calcium carbonate , the mixture is highly dangerous due to possible spontaneous ignition during manufacture.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Karl A. Hofmann: Inorganic Chemistry . Ed .: Ulrich Hofmann, Walter Rüdorff. Springer-Verlag, 2013, ISBN 978-3-663-14240-9 , pp. 447 ( - reprint of the 21st edition by Vieweg, Braunschweig 1973).
  2. Selected Pyrotechnic Publications of KL and BJ Kosanke . Part 4: 1995 Through 1997 . Journal of Pyrotechnics, 1999, ISBN 1-889526-12-6 , pp. 42 ( ).