If one stick of dynamite produces x amount of energy why do several make an exponentially larger explosion and not just x+x?

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Always made me wonder why

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Does it? The chemical energy released by an explosion is proportional and linear to the quantity of chemicals involved in the reaction. However, the way the energy is released might make the impact more or less violent.

Several explosions do not make exponentially larger explosion. It will just be x+x.

Though multiple explosions can be placed more efficiently than just putting them all in same place. They can also be blown up at slightly different times. So less of the explosion is wasted.

Where did you hear that it is exponential?