Explosives factsChemistry quiz
The dynamite patented by Alfred Nobel consisted of...
Nitroglycerin and diatomaceous earth . Alfred Nobel found that when nitroglycerin was incorporated in an absorbent inert substance like diatomaceous earth it became safer and more convenient to handle, and this mixture he patented in 1867 as "dynamite".
Which acid is used for the production of explosives?
Nitric acid is the primary reagent used for nitration - the addition of a nitro group. Nitration reactions are notably used for the production of explosives, for example synthesis of nitroglycerine, the conversion of guanidine to nitroguanidine and the conversion of toluene to trinitrotoluene (TNT).
Which one below isn't an explosive material?
DMT. TNT (Trinitrotoluene), RDX (Royal Demolition Explosive) and DNB (Dinitrobenzene) are all explosive materials. DMT on the other hand is a Dimethyltryptamine, one of the most powerful psychedelic drugs.