If this is for a work of fiction (*especially* a sci-fi novel) it is much simpler, more effective, and generally gives a better read to write around this.
No one wants to read a page and a half about a character mixing up a perfectly technically correct explosive; this is technical material, not entertainment. In fact I can not think of a single instance in either film or print where the science was even remotely logical or possible. The only exception being Fight Club, and there it was only the book and not the movie that contained an ounce of information.
On top of that there it is much more important, as others have said, what the context of your novel is. You're actually writing a novel correct? What about? What matters is who the characters are, where they are, when they are, what they have access to, why they have access to it, why they know how to do so, why they are doing so, what the consequences are (immediate and down the road), and what inevitably goes wrong with their plan.
Terminat hora diem; Terminat author opus.
The hour ends the day; The author ends his work.
Oh lente lente noctis equi!
Slowly, slowly run oh horses of the night!
Perfection does not exist, but that does not mean you cannot work constantly to attain it.
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. . . . The only thing that's capital-T True is that you get to decide how you're going to try to see it. You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn't. . . . The trick is keeping the truth up-front in daily consciousness. -David Foster Wallace