Nitrocellulose, an explosive similar to nitroglicerin but, instead of glicerin, it has cellulosis on its composition. It is not sensitive to impact just to heat.
It burns so fast that there is no time to exchange heat with the hand
Sodium dichromate is a orange solid. During its decomposition N2 , water and chrome oxide are liberated. The total volume increase in about 30 times. Some chrome oxide dust and the heat liberated make it really seamed with a true volcano.