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
13%
69%
8%
8%
36
flagItaly
23%
61%
7%
7%
26
flagSwitzerland
23%
61%
15%
0%
13
flagAustralia
26%
57%
9%
7%
42
flagCanada
21%
56%
17%
4%
46
flagthe United Kingdom
24%
55%
6%
13%
349
flagGermany
28%
54%
6%
12%
100
flagPoland
28%
53%
5%
12%
8576
flagSweden
46%
53%
0%
0%
13
flagIndia
24%
51%
14%
7%
351
flagthe United States
24%
50%
14%
8%
582
flagNorway
21%
50%
7%
21%
38
flagPakistan
26%
46%
4%
17%
45
flagMalaysia
19%
46%
26%
7%
26
flagUnknown
33%
44%
7%
14%
382
flagthe United Arab Emirates
23%
41%
23%
11%
17
flagFrance
17%
39%
8%
30%
23
flagSpain
38%
38%
7%
7%
13
flagthe Philippines
31%
37%
15%
11%
45
flagSingapore
50%
21%
7%
21%
14

Gender

men52%
women47%
sulphuric acid
25%
31%
nitric acid
52%
47%
hydrochloric acid
7%
5%
boric acid
14%
15%

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