Black Powder

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Introduction: Black Powder

Well, I was board one day and decided to make Black Powder. So I went on youtube and looked up " How to Make Black Powder", after that, I went to work. This whole process takes about 5-10 minutes.

Step 1: Materials

- Highlighter
- Matches
- pliers
- pop can
- metal shears or scissors

Step 2: Pop Can Tray

First, you get your pop can and metal shears or scissors and cut the bottom off the can.

Step 3: Shaving the Matches

Second, you get your pliers and shave the red part off them.

Step 4: Mixing in Charcoal

Third, get your charcoal and put it in with the match parts. Mix them and grind them.

Step 5: Add Some More Match Parts ( If Needed)

If you need to, mix some more of the red part of the match in.

Step 6: Finished

Now you have finished Black Powder.

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Probably should change the title to match heads and charcoal.

Nope, not black powder in the accepted sense. Black powder is a mixture of Sulphur, Charcoal and salt peter. (potassium nitrate.)

Strike anywhere match heads contain phosphorus sulphide and glue.

Safety matches contain

Potassium chlorate (KClO3,), sulphur (s), diatomite Ca(OH)2, silica
(SiO2.nH2O), glue, starch, and either of these: zinc oxide (ZnO) or
calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

So the title, premise and entire content of the instructable is wrong.

Anyone seeking instructions to make black powder comes here because of the title and gets the wrong information. these instructions are intended to be

a) correct and accurate.

b) searchable

c) responsible.