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How do I balance this chemical equation?
« on: 30/11/2012 16:57:35 »
what does mean this number
-1600 for oxgen balance equation http://upload.wikimedia.org/math/1/7/6/1768718976c79a0f394241a339491008.png
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Re: question for oxgen balance % equation
« Reply #1 on: 30/11/2012 18:29:36 »
100 times the atomic weight of oxygen
 

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Re: question for oxgen balance % equation
« Reply #2 on: 03/12/2012 00:46:38 »
ok 100X6 = 1600 ....but why especially 100
 

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Re: question for oxgen balance % equation
« Reply #3 on: 03/12/2012 20:32:04 »
To convert to a percentage.
 

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Re: How do I balance this chemical equation?
« Reply #4 on: 14/12/2012 23:35:46 »
if TNT has oxygen balance -74%... the explosive will be more strongest when its reach to zero percent 0%
.....how can you make it from 74% to zero percent ??
(from wikipeada website)
 

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Re: How do I balance this chemical equation?
« Reply #5 on: 15/12/2012 17:05:42 »
You can try converting it to hexanitrobenzene.

Realistically, you can't change the oxygen balance of something.
It's got a chemical formula and you can calculate the balance from that. to change the balance you would need to change the formula and then it wouldn't be the same material.
 

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Re: How do I balance this chemical equation?
« Reply #6 on: 15/12/2012 21:56:51 »
can you give an exsample ..........if the chemical
formla change the oxygen balance than change..!!
 

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Re: How do I balance this chemical equation?
« Reply #7 on: 16/05/2014 15:33:31 »
You can't change the chemical balance of compound. Each compound has it's own chemical formula. If you change it's balance it's nature will be changed.
 

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Re: How do I balance this chemical equation?
« Reply #8 on: 16/05/2014 16:50:36 »
trinitrotoluene has the formula C7H5N3O6 this formula defines the oxygen balance. You can use a different chemical compound with a different formula, and therefore a different balance. For instance trinitrophenol (picric acid), is structurally very similar to TNT, but with the formula C6H3N3O7. It has a better oxygen balance (and is a more powerful explosive, but it is also much more shock sensitive than TNT, and is also a strong acid--definitely very different from TNT)

So if you want to change the oxygen balance of a compound, really that means you want a different compound. Alternatively, a mixture of 2 or more compounds can result in a more optimized balance. Oxygen rich explosives like trinitroglycerine (C3H5N3O9) or ammonium nitrate NH4NO3 have been used in combination with TNT for a cleaner-burning, more powerful detonation.

**don't try this at home  :)**
 

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