U.S HISTORY

U.S HISTORY
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NAPALM

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  • Napalm (naphthenic palmitic acid) is a weapon designed to create fires invented in 1942, it was conceived in World War 1...  it was used for flamethrowers but the problem with the gasoline was it burned too quickly
  • Dr. Louis Fieser discovered that mixing rubber with gasoline made it a longer-burning product, But rubber was hard to find, meaning they had to find another ingredient...They mixed aluminum and soap (w other ingredients) to make a long-lasting burning substance 
  • The formula was used during the bombings in Japan and Germany  The United Nations said the substances effects are too horrific in 1980, and a number of nations signed an accord to no longer use it. The United States did not sign the agreement, but claims to have officially destroyed its last canister in a public ceremony in 1991.
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