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%
73%
3%
11%
26
flagCanada
18%
60%
15%
5%
38
flagItaly
21%
60%
8%
8%
23
flagAustralia
25%
56%
9%
9%
32
flagthe United Kingdom
23%
55%
6%
13%
279
flagIndia
22%
54%
13%
7%
248
flagRepublic of Ireland
45%
54%
0%
0%
11
flagPoland
28%
53%
5%
12%
5929
flagthe United States
25%
51%
13%
8%
503
flagGermany
29%
50%
8%
12%
74
flagNorway
23%
50%
10%
16%
30
flagMalaysia
21%
47%
21%
10%
19
flagthe Philippines
28%
40%
15%
9%
32
flagFrance
13%
40%
6%
33%
15
flagPakistan
28%
36%
0%
28%
25
flagthe United Arab Emirates
27%
36%
27%
9%
11
flagUU
41%
29%
5%
23%
17

Gender

men57%
women47%
sulphuric acid
21%
31%
nitric acid
57%
48%
hydrochloric acid
7%
6%
boric acid
14%
14%

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