What is Thermite Reaction?

Asked by  | 12th Jul, 2008, 08:07: PM

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Thermite is a pyrotechnic composition of aluminium powder and a metal oxide which produces an aluminothermic reaction known as a thermite reaction. It is not explosive, but can create short bursts of extremely high temperatures focused on a very small target for a short period of time.The reaction is used for thermite welding, often used to join rail tracks. Other metal oxides can be used, such as chromium oxide, to generate elementary metal

Answered by  | 13th Jul, 2008, 10:28: AM

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