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The proportions of charcoal, saltpetre and sulphur in gun powder by weight, are respectively:

[A]. 15, 75, 10
[B]. 75, 10, 15
[C]. 10, 15, 75
[D]. 10, 75, 15.

Answer: Option A


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Diana Smith said: (Oct 31, 2016)  
What is gun powder?

Krishna Chaitanya said: (Mar 10, 2017)  
I don't understand the question.

This is what for, what is the use of it? please explain in detail.

Gaurav Aswal said: (Apr 29, 2017)  
Gunpowder is used for rock blasting.

Bapi said: (Jun 20, 2017)  
Gunpowder is an explosive material which is used to Rock blasting in a source of rack area. Gun cotton is a same material to a gun powder.

@Yadav said: (Dec 9, 2017)  
It is Blasting powder or gun powder.

Shovon said: (May 8, 2018)  
Saltpetre is the trade name of potassium nitrate.

Santhosh said: (Mar 3, 2019)  
Gunpowder, also known as a black powder to distinguish it from modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive. It consists of a mixture of sulfur (S), charcoal (C), and potassium nitrate (saltpeter, KNO3). The sulfur and charcoal act as fuels while the saltpetre is an oxidizer. Because of its incendiary properties and the amount of heat and gas volume that it generates, gunpowder has been widely used as a propellant in firearms, artillery, rockets, and fireworks, and as a blasting powder in quarrying, mining, and road building.

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