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
10%
71%
7%
10%
28
flagItaly
20%
62%
8%
8%
24
flagCanada
20%
57%
17%
5%
40
flagthe United Kingdom
23%
56%
6%
13%
305
flagAustralia
25%
56%
9%
9%
32
flagRepublic of Ireland
45%
54%
0%
0%
11
flagPoland
28%
53%
5%
12%
6591
flagIndia
23%
53%
13%
7%
281
flagMalaysia
19%
52%
19%
9%
21
flagGermany
29%
51%
6%
12%
86
flagthe United States
25%
50%
13%
8%
542
flagIndonesia
25%
50%
16%
8%
12
flagSpain
40%
50%
0%
0%
10
flagNorway
25%
46%
9%
18%
32
flagFrance
11%
44%
5%
33%
18
flagthe United Arab Emirates
18%
43%
25%
12%
16
flagUnknown
31%
42%
7%
18%
66
flagthe Philippines
26%
41%
14%
11%
34
flagPakistan
32%
35%
0%
25%
28
flagSingapore
41%
25%
8%
25%
12

Gender

men56%
women47%
sulphuric acid
21%
31%
nitric acid
56%
47%
hydrochloric acid
7%
5%
boric acid
14%
14%

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