And the solid rocket propellant would not blow up in one explosion since it cannot do that without an oxidizer.
Immediately above the oxidizer a reservoir containing milk of lime is placed.
Fires hydrazine and oxidizer, ordinary jet-rocket principle.
The injection of air into the oxidizer, which constitutes the blowing operation, varies from two to four hours.
Also, dilute pyrogallol will luminesce with a dilute solution of oxidizer but not with a concentrated solution of oxidizer.
oxidizer ox·i·diz·er (ŏk'sĭ-dī'zər)
A substance that oxidizes another substance; an oxidizing agent. Also called oxidant.