Introduction: How to Make Flash Paper (nitrocellulose)

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Nitrocellulose made by the nitration of cotton wool or another source of cellulose.

The nitration process requires a concentrated nitric acid and con sulphuric acid. Please watch the video for the details and demonstrations.

Step 1: The Nitration of Cotton Wool

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DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-10-23

That is really cool. I always wanted to make my own flash paper.

Hi, thanks for your comment I am very happy to know someone is interested in my content. Perhaps it won't be easy to find a nitric acid as this chemical is restricted in many countries. However, I am also covering a video where I am making nitric acid on my youtube channel.

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