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
12%
67%
9%
9%
31
flagItaly
24%
60%
8%
8%
25
flagCanada
20%
57%
17%
4%
45
flagthe United Kingdom
23%
55%
6%
14%
321
flagAustralia
24%
54%
12%
9%
33
flagRepublic of Ireland
45%
54%
0%
0%
11
flagPoland
28%
53%
5%
12%
7162
flagIndia
23%
53%
13%
7%
292
flagMalaysia
17%
52%
21%
8%
23
flagthe United States
25%
51%
13%
8%
552
flagGermany
29%
51%
6%
12%
86
flagIndonesia
25%
50%
16%
8%
12
flagNorway
24%
45%
9%
21%
33
flagUnknown
36%
42%
6%
14%
177
flagFrance
10%
42%
10%
31%
19
flagthe United Arab Emirates
23%
41%
23%
11%
17
flagSpain
41%
41%
0%
8%
12
flagthe Philippines
28%
40%
14%
11%
35
flagPakistan
31%
37%
3%
21%
32
flagSingapore
50%
21%
7%
21%
14

Gender

men55%
women47%
sulphuric acid
24%
31%
nitric acid
55%
47%
hydrochloric acid
6%
6%
boric acid
13%
15%

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