If you were to drop a stick of dynamite from a high place, what would happen once it hit the ground, and why?

  • $\begingroup$ Not sure what you are asking. At what point is the stick of dynamite ignited? $\endgroup$ – Bob D Apr 21 at 22:47
  • $\begingroup$ @BobD It wouldn't be. Apparently it won't explode if it's not ignited, though. $\endgroup$ – CMK Apr 22 at 0:22

Dynamite is nitroglycerine rendered insensitive by mixing it with diatomaceous earth. By design it will not explode upon impact but requires a powerful explosive shock from a blasting cap in order to set it off.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your answer. $\endgroup$ – CMK Apr 22 at 0:21

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