Other Kinds of Chemical Reactions
What is thermite?
Thermite is a mixture of a metal powder and a metal oxide that is capable of causing a very strong exothermic reaction. Different metals can be used, but the most common mixture is iron oxide (Fe2O3) and aluminum (Al) powder. The mixture is stable at room temperature, but when it is ignited, it burns in an incredibly exothermic reaction, releasing a lot of heat.