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Acetone peroxide is prone to explosivley decompose to give a vapour cloud of acetone and oxygen.

AP has been described as an "entropy explosive" because most of the explosive energy comes from the direct formation of the gases, and not from the enthalapy of combustion.

Most explosives are oxygen rich, but AP is oxygen deficient: there is not enough oxygen produced to fully burn the acetone to CO + CO2 + H2O.

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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Decomplexation or Fragmentation
Decomposition by Heat (Pyrolysis)

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