#1
So I noticed the following warning on my propane bottle:

"the contents of this bottle are explosive AND flammable"

with emphasis on the AND.... and that got me thinking if something was explosive but not flammable... seems like one is necessary for the other?


FYI, women on their periods ARE flammable so don't try it

EDIT: Fixed a mistake in the title
Last edited by flexiblemile at Jul 30, 2013,
#2
I think you misstated your title.

I'm sure there are explosives that only react to spark, shock, etc., and not to fire.
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There are things that are flammable but not explosive.
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In sure there is. Explosions can happen when certain chemicals are mixed.
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Chemicals react with other chemicals without fire, yes. It's basic chemistry, apply yourself.
#8
That warning assumes a little familiarity with chemistry.
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#9
well I have my answer THanks all.

Needless to say I failed chemistry :P It's ok though, I passed other things
#10
A better question would've been: "Can something be flexible, but not bend?"
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Enriched uranium?
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It's in a pressurized metal container. Anything under pressure can potentially explode, without actually being flammable. If you puncture, or heat, a container under high pressure, it could explode. That doesn't mean it is necessarily a flammable substance.


These are generally called mechanical explosions. Obviously you need special conditions for this to occur.
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There are things that are flammable but not explosive.

This.

Plus what Ryan said about things like Sodium which explode when they react with other substances.
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#17
What about explosive decompression?
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What about explosive diarrhea? My shit is (often) not flammable.
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Plastic explosives, although maybe not all of them, such as the C series of datasheet, are explosive but not flammable; generally, most explosives used professionally are stable enough to not be flammable. While most will detonate with heat and pressure, they need not be flammable.
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sodium?
edit: i see now it has been posted already.
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Plastic explosives, although maybe not all of them, such as the C series of datasheet, are explosive but not flammable; generally, most explosives used professionally are stable enough to not be flammable. While most will detonate with heat and pressure, they need not be flammable.

C4 will catch fire though. But it won't explode if it does. Mythbusters taught me this.
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C4 will catch fire though. But it won't explode if it does. Mythbusters taught me this.


It depends on if you're referring to C4 block or C4 datasheet Off the top of my head, I don't know which, or if both, will catch fire. Either way, I don't really consider them flammable in the sense that, for instance, the spray coming out of an aerosol can is flammable.

They burn, but don't deflagrate. Which I suppose is a different topic entirely...
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#32
it really all depends on what you mean by explosive and what you mean by flammable?

explosives can deflagrate or detonate, and some substances will burn in certain atmospheres at certain temperatures but not at others.
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It depends on if you're referring to C4 block or C4 datasheet Off the top of my head, I don't know which, or if both, will catch fire. Either way, I don't really consider them flammable in the sense that, for instance, the spray coming out of an aerosol can is flammable.

They burn, but don't deflagrate. Which I suppose is a different topic entirely...

Stupid youtube doesn't have the clip, but they lit C4 on fire, didn't explode. Then they built a stomping robot to see if stomping it out would make it explode. It didn't.

Instead have this video of some guys lighting C4 on fire, apparently.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUFSR2zTo7c
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