from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for a welding and incendiary mixture of fine aluminum powder with a metallic oxide, usually iron, that when ignited yields an intense heat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The trade-name of a mixture of metallic aluminium in a very finely divided condition (so-called ‘aluminium bronze powder'), with the oxid of one or more metals, which on being ignited gives rise to an extremely high temperature as the result of combustion of the aluminium which unites with oxygen abstracted from the oxid used.
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The process of welding which makes use of the great heat produced by oxygen combining with aluminum is known as the Thermit process and was perfected by Dr. Hans Goldschmidt.
Thermit, which is a mixture of aluminum and iron oxide used in brazing and welding.
"Thermit," was all Kennedy said, as just a trace of a smile of satisfaction flitted over his face.
"Thermit" shells, which, when they struck and burst, would not only set free a paralysing gas, but would also produce a molten "thermit" mass of
"Thermit," whispered Constance in reply, as the two watched the glowing mass fascinated, "an invention of a German chemist named
Goldschmidt Thermit Company, makes use of a mixture of finely powdered aluminum with an oxide of iron called by the trade name, Thermit.
"Thermit?" echoed Carton, still as mystified as before.
"Thermit?" echoed Andrews, shifting the cigar which he had allowed to go out in the excitement.
Thermit Reaction aluminium +iron (III) oxide iron + aluminium oxide identify what is being oxidised and what is being reduced?
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