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LordSteffen

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I'm in need of help
« on: August 30, 2018, 01:54:11 AM »

I've been sent this image, and I'm unsure what it is I'm looking at, could someone please help me out?
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Re: I'm in need of help
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 02:06:32 AM »

Normally it is easy to find. How do you call compounds with a C=O group.?. The Other one is used as a coolant in cars. It is from the group of alcohols.  Do you know Ketal.

https://www.organic-chemistry.org/protectivegroups/carbonyl/dioxanes-dioxolanes.htm
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Re: I'm in need of help
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 02:56:53 AM »

@OP,

Can you provide some context for your question?
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LordSteffen

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Re: I'm in need of help
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 03:34:29 AM »

@OP,

Can you provide some context for your question?

Context? I don't really have much more than someone sent me this (A friend of mine), and nothing more. So I'm afraid that's all the context I can give.
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Re: I'm in need of help
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 03:41:11 AM »

If the second one is Hydrogen peroxide, then we should close this thread. No discussion about explosives.
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Re: I'm in need of help
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 04:16:18 AM »

It does look like acetone and hydrogen peroxide.
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Re: I'm in need of help
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 09:25:03 AM »

If the second one is Hydrogen peroxide, then we should close this thread. No discussion about explosives.

Science and theory of explosives is fine. However, this is not the place to discuss the finer points of a synthetic methodology to create them.
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Re: I'm in need of help
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 04:59:27 PM »

It is acetone and hydrogen peroxide.  A dangerous combination of chemicals that yields an explosive mixture of cyclic dimer/trimer known as acetone peroxide.  The efficient production of acetone peroxide from acetone and hydrogen peroxide requires a catalyst.  There are some industrial applications of acetone peroxide as a bleaching agent.  One must be careful not to use acetone when cleaning out a chemical reactor or storage container that contained hydrogen peroxide.  Of course, the recent use of this material by terrorists has resulted in its new nickname:  "Mother of Satan".
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Re: I'm in need of help
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2018, 08:03:08 PM »

I must admit, when I posted this, I was expecting something along the lines of; "This will make heat and combust.", or "This creates large amounts of smoke.", not "This is a bomb used by terrorists, nicknamed "Mother of Satan"".
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Re: I'm in need of help
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2018, 08:53:43 PM »

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Re: I'm in need of help
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2018, 04:01:59 AM »

The University of Bristol recently had a problem when a student inadvertently made it.
https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/investigation-reveals-missteps-by-student-who-unwittingly-made-explosive-/2500470.article
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