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Feb14-11, 07:54 AM
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Quote Quote by g124v17y View Post
I see what you are saying, but I was hoping that a chemical reaction between two metals could be used to create heat. Are there no chemicals that when collide create heat? Thermite? Common hand warmers? The shaking would just be the kinetic catalyst to the chemical reaction, much like spinning the steel wheel against the stationary flint in a lighter.
A chemical reaction producing heat isn't the same as two metals colliding and producing heat.

I think you mean you want two metals that react when they come in contact and generate the required heat.

Don't even attempt thermite. It's far hotter than you need and extremely dangerous - not to mention the speed of the reaction.

You'd be better off making a camp fire.