<b>Chemistry of Bombs and Missiles used in Russia Ukraine War</b> The Russian forces have been accused of using phosphorus bombs to target civilian areas. Earlier this month, a cop in Donbas region had accused Putin s forces of using phosphorus munition to attack civilians. Phosphorus is a substance used by militaries across the world to cause smoke, illumination and incendiary munitions. It burns brightly when exposed to air and produces a large amount of smoke. Phosphorus is used to mark enemy targets and produce a smokescreen to hide troop movements. Zelensky told that phosphorous used by the Russian military, while igniting, gave serious burns to the targets. These are the hypersonic missiles used by Russia I the Ukraine war. Kinzhal, Russian for “dagger”, was launched from the air, most likely by a MiG 31 warplane, according to the BBC. Hypersonic missiles can travel at more than five times the speed of sound, or Mach 5. According to Russia, Kinzhal has a range of 2,000 kilometres. The length of the missile is 8 metres. The NATO has expressed concerns over Russia s attacks on Ukraine, alleging that Moscow could use the pretext of the alliance preparing for a biological attack to carry out the same in Ukraine. “NATO allies have agreed to supply weapons to Ukraine to tackle such attacks. We have activated our chemical, biological, and nuclear defence elements,” the alliance chief said. phosphorus, bombs, smokescreen, hypersonic, missiles, weapons, smoke 1008-1011 Issue-3 Volume-6 Dr. Ashutosh Tripathi | Dr. Brahmanand Pratap Singh