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Is there a sound that explodes gunpowder? [closed]

Is there a certain frequency of sound/noise that will cause gunpowder to explode?
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Impact Force versus Non-impact force why are they so different?

A mass that has velocity and a force f1, can create a sound and even break a wall upon impact. However if the same force f1 is applied to the wall without any motion (velocity) then the wall will not ...
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2013 Russian meteor event, Sonic Boom or Explosion Boom?

In the lastest meteor event in Russia there was a big BOOM heard long after the meteor had passed. In this youtube video we can see at 4:30 the Meteor passing.. then hearing the BOOM at 7:00 , 150 ...
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the sounds of an exploding star

We know that space cannot spread a sound wave as there is no "air" or a medium that would support the spread of a sound wave. However if we put ourselves in the vicinity of an exploding star, would it ...
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Remnant of a supernova

i explain better A supernova remnant is the structure resulting from the explosion of a giant star . The supernova remnant is surrounded by an expanding shock wave that is formed from material ...
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What determines the pitch of an explosion?

It's bonfire weekend here in the UK, and everybody is intent on shooting fireworks. I was wondering, what determines the pitch of the sound produced by an explosion? The sound has clearly a ...