Category: Gun Powder

Gun Powder

Gunpowder or black powder, as it is also called, is a chemical mixture of sulphur, carbon (charcoal) and potassium nitrate (saltpetre). It burns very rapidly and produces large volumes of hot gases and solids, making it very suitable for use as an explosive, propellant and pyrotechnic agent in crackers and fireworks. Generically, the term “gunpowder” […]