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
15%
65%
9%
9%
32
flagItaly
23%
61%
7%
7%
26
flagCanada
21%
56%
17%
4%
46
flagthe United Kingdom
24%
55%
6%
13%
335
flagRepublic of Ireland
45%
54%
0%
0%
11
flagIndia
23%
53%
12%
8%
309
flagPoland
28%
52%
5%
12%
7898
flagthe United States
25%
51%
13%
8%
556
flagGermany
29%
51%
6%
12%
93
flagAustralia
30%
50%
11%
8%
36
flagMalaysia
20%
50%
20%
8%
24
flagIndonesia
25%
50%
16%
8%
12
flagNorway
23%
47%
8%
20%
34
flagUnknown
35%
43%
7%
13%
334
flagthe United Arab Emirates
23%
41%
23%
11%
17
flagFrance
15%
40%
10%
30%
20
flagSpain
38%
38%
7%
7%
13
flagthe Philippines
31%
36%
15%
10%
38
flagPakistan
33%
36%
3%
21%
33
flagSingapore
50%
21%
7%
21%
14

Gender

men53%
women46%
sulphuric acid
25%
32%
nitric acid
53%
47%
hydrochloric acid
6%
5%
boric acid
14%
15%

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