Which acid is used for the production of explosives?

sulphuric acid
nitric acid
hydrochloric acid
boric acid
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).

Answers distribution

sulphuric acid
nitric acid
hydrochloric acid
boric acid
answers
flagthe Netherlands
11%
70%
7%
11%
27
flagItaly
20%
62%
8%
8%
24
flagCanada
20%
58%
15%
5%
39
flagAustralia
25%
56%
9%
9%
32
flagthe United Kingdom
24%
54%
6%
13%
291
flagIndia
23%
54%
13%
7%
264
flagRepublic of Ireland
45%
54%
0%
0%
11
flagPoland
28%
53%
5%
12%
6202
flagGermany
27%
51%
7%
13%
83
flagthe United States
25%
50%
13%
8%
518
flagNorway
23%
50%
10%
16%
30
flagIndonesia
30%
50%
20%
0%
10
flagMalaysia
21%
47%
21%
10%
19
flagFrance
11%
47%
5%
29%
17
flagUnknown
25%
46%
7%
20%
39
flagthe United Arab Emirates
23%
46%
23%
7%
13
flagthe Philippines
26%
41%
14%
11%
34
flagPakistan
29%
37%
0%
25%
27
flagSingapore
30%
30%
10%
30%
10

Gender

men57%
women48%
sulphuric acid
21%
31%
nitric acid
57%
48%
hydrochloric acid
7%
5%
boric acid
14%
14%

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