What chemical does Walter White throw that exploded?

What chemical does Walter White throw that exploded?

fulminate of mercury
The bag of meth crystals he has just given Tuco were in fact “fulminate of mercury”. He throws a crystal on the ground which detonates, creating an almighty explosion. We see Walt walking victoriously from the smoking remains, clutching his bag of money.

Can you crystalize fulminated mercury?

Thanks for the A2A. Mercury fulminate, in its powder form, is already crystalline. Each grain of powder is a small crystal.

What did Heisenberg throw on the ground?

In anticipation of the negotiations not going to plan, Walt hasn’t actually given Tuco a bag of crystal meth but in fact crystals of ‘fulminate of mercury’ – a high explosive! He throws a crystal on the ground which detonates creating an almighty explosion.

How is fulminated mercury made?

Mercury fulminate (or fulminate of mercury, as Walt rightly calls it) Hg(ONC)2 is a very unstable and explosive compound. It is prepared by reacting mercury with nitric acid and then adding ethanol. The crystals are usually brown to grey (due to colloidal mercury) and large crystals are extremely unstable.

What is fulminated mercury used for?

Primary explosives, like fulminate of mercury, are used as detonators for more stable explosives. Alfred Nobel used fulminate of mercury in blast caps for detonating dynamite.

Why do mercury tipped bullets explode?

Originally Answered: Do mercury bullets exist? The compound being referenced is Hg(CNO)2, or Mercury (II) Fulminate. It is a Primary Explosive, which means detonation may be initiated by friction, impact, or high heat. It was used as a replacement for flint-spark ignition in firearms and as a primer for explosives.

Can hydrofluoric acid dissolve a bathtub?

When Jesse puts the dead Emilio in a bathtub and adds the acid, he proceeds to dissolve the body, as well as the tub, the floor supporting the tub, and the floor below that. Hydrofluoric acid is corrosive stuff. Even so, it is not a “strong” acid because it does not completely dissociate in water.