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What is the full form of RDX


RAW: Research Department Explosive / Royal Demolition Explosive

RDX stands for Research Department Explosive or Royal Demolition Explosive. It is an explosive compound which belongs to nitramines, a group of organic nitrate explosives. It is also called cyclonite, hexogen and T4.Its chemical name is cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine and the chemical formula is C3H6N6O6.

RDX full form 1

RDX was discovered by Georg Friedrich Henning of Germany in 1899 and the name RDX was coined by the British. It can be initiated by friction, impact and temperature. It was first used in Second World War to create powerful explosives.

Structure

RDX full form 2

1, 3, 5-trinitro-1, 3, 5-triazine

Properties

  • It is a white crystalline solid
  • It is hard and odorless
  • It is insoluble in water and other organic liquids
  • Its molecular weight is 222.12 g/mol
  • Its melting point is 205.5°C
  • It decomposes at 213°C
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