What is thermite? What is its use?

What is thermite? What is its use?

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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.

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Ruchi Shaw
askIITians faculty
MSc,Panjab University

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