High explosives are capable of detonating and are used in military ordinance, blasting and mining etc.. These have a very high rate of reaction, high pressure development, and the presence of a detonation wave that moves faster than the speed of sound , that is 1,400 to 9,000 meters per second. Example includes the TNT.
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