Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process - Discussion


Gun powder, which is an explosive comprises of charcoal, sulphur and

[A]. glycerene
[B]. salt petre
[C]. nitro glycerene
[D]. dynamite

Answer: Option B


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Shankar said: (Aug 9, 2012)  
It is otherwise called as potassium nitrate. It uses the energy available when organic nitrates burn or explode and are converted to nitrogen gas, a process that releases large amounts of energy.

Tanajit Bhattacharya said: (Sep 29, 2016)  
Its KNO3 sometimes NH4NO3 is also used.

Manjit Gangwar said: (Apr 9, 2017)  
Salt peter is the General name of KMNO3.

Abhi said: (Feb 1, 2018)  
Gunpowder also known as black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive. It consists of a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate (saltpetre). The sulfur and charcoal act as fuels while the saltpetre is an oxidizer.

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