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Pawel K Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-31-06 08:25 AM
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82. But a blasting cap is nothing more than a battery
don't get me wrong, I don't buy into this bullshit about liquid explosives after I read the OP and I hope someone with a background in chemestry can come in and shed light on the issue. But for the matter of accuracy a small, fully charged battery used in your Ipod can create a large amount of heat simply by shorting the positive and the negative leads. This is why electrical problems start fires all the time, because of the heat an electric short produces. Granted 120VAC used in your house will create a lot more heat than a 5VDC battery used in your Ipod, but it is still enough to ignite an explosive.
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