The Role of Chemistry in History

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Welcome to Napalm!

April 24th, 2008 · 212 Comments ·

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Napalm is the name of a group of substances used to thicken gasoline for war-effective purposes. Its relationship with history has been very close throughout its development and use starting with World War II and escalating through the Vietnam War.

Napalm has been a very controversial weapon for its excruciating physical and psychological effects. It has been publicized in popular culture in movies such as Apocalypse Now. During the Vietnam War, many protests were associated with the use of Napalm.


A Napalm attack in Vietnam

A Napalm attack in Vietnam

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