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TNT: Trinitrotoluene

What is TNT?

Many people grew up watching cartoon episodes of coyotes devising plots to catch a road runner. The image of a bundle of oversized dynamite labeled TNT seemed to always work its way into the plot. Not only was this depiction inaccurate, but misleading as well. Dynamite and TNT are not synonymous. In reality, Trinitrotoluene, TNT for short, is a chemical compound that has found many practical uses in industry and the military.

TNT In the Laboratory

The yellow-colored explosive solid is a reactant in chemistry, but is better known for its utilization as an explosive material with convenient handling properties. The preparation of TNT involves a three-step process in which the base chemical toluene is nitrated with a mixture of sulfuric and nitric acid.

Uses of TNT

TNT is one of the most commonly used explosives for military and industrial applications. This type of explosive is extremely useful because of its insensitivity to shock and friction, thus reducing the risk of accidental detonation. TNT can be used in wet environments because it neither dissolves in nor absorbs water. Its melting temperature is 80°C, several degrees lower than the temperature at which it will spontaneously detonate. Because of this, it can be safely poured and combined with other explosives.

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