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Nitrocellulose

This high explosive has many uses.Also known as smokeless powder and gun cotton this is the substance found in shot shells.Capable of burning instantly it also serves are a LE (Low order Explosive).This substance is plasticised with camphor which forms the plastic of ping pong balls.All tho the NC in ping pong balls is not heavily nitrated it is still capable of being detonated.The substance examined here is of the ping pong ball variety since itís cheap and readily available.The balls are often dissolved in acetone to create NC lacquer and an explosive is then added (a primary, some primaries are incompatible with NC however).When dry the block is considered more stable and more powerful in many cases.Acetone Peroxide putty is the most common.When dry the putty is much more powerful then AP alone.The putty will reach its DDP (Defragulation to detonation Point) in the smallest of quantities, resulting in a sharp crack.