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napalm

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Warfare and Defence.

A substance used in incendiary bombs and flame throwers, made by forming a gel of petrol with aluminium soaps (aluminium salts of long-chain carboxylic acids, such as palmitic acid).

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Porter, George (1920 - 2002), Professor, since 1987, and Chairman of the Centre for Photomolecular Sciences, since 1990, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London; Emeritus Professor, Royal Institution, 1988

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P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; Intellectual History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Communication Studies; Military History; Maritime History; Naval Forces and Warfare; History of Science and Technology; Chemistry; History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours. 591 words.

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ton

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Chemistry.

1 or (esp. US) long ton a unit of mass equal to 2240 pounds avoirdupois (1016.05 kg).

2 or (esp. US) short ton or net ton a unit...

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