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Smoke Screens and Gas Masks

Chemistry Goes to War · STEM on the Battlefield

by Tim Ripley

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In the 1960s during the Vietnam War, US forces used a chemical substance called napalm to burn away the jungle in search of enemy soldiers. But when napalm came in contact with human skin, it caused horrific injuries. Its use in war became highly controversial.

Chemistry has long been at the heart of warfare. The invention of gunpowder ninth-century China led to the development of guns, grenades, and other explosives. In World War I chemists created deadly poison gasas well as gas masks to protect soldiers from enemy gas. From Greek fire to bulletproof vests, learn how chemistry has changed how wars are fought.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint:
Lerner Publications ™
Publication Date:
2017
Series:
STEM on the Battlefield

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  • Adobe PDF eBook 16.8 MB
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