Passage from Power-Consuming Tetrazole Chemistry
5-Nitrotetrazole is a colourless crystal substance. It is very hygroscopic.
M.p. 101 oC (from benzene); pKa=-0.82 (H20); pKČí+=-9.3 (H2SO4);
D H fo 543kcal/kg; Thermal Stability (DTA): intensive decomposition with the loss of 75% of weight, 115-120 oC; Impact Sensitivity: (Drapping hammer, weight 10 kg, height 25 cm) 100% of explosions; Detonation Velocity: >= 8.5 km/s (r ~ 1.7 kg/m3).