Guest

What is thermite? What is its use?


What is thermite? What is its use?


Grade:upto college level

1 Answers

Ruchi Shaw
askIITians Faculty 35 Points
8 years ago
It is a mixture of finely powderedaluminiumand ametal oxidethat produces a very high temperatureoncombustion and gives aluminothermic reaction. The most widely used metal oxide is iron oxide but other oxides can also be used.
Uses : It can be used for quickly cutting or welding steels , purification of metal ores, thermite hand grenades, explosives, fire works etc.

Thanks & Regards,
Ruchi Shaw
askIITians faculty
MSc,Panjab University

Think You Can Provide A Better Answer ?

Provide a better Answer & Earn Cool Goodies See our forum point policy

ASK QUESTION

Get your questions answered by the expert for free