Homemade "Gun"Powder

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First off this is a science experiment. Second, have fun

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    lenwrobelDoStuffRight

    Reply 2 years ago

    please make vedio ,&written instructions for gun powder thank you

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    DoStuffRightwilwrk4tls

    Reply 3 years ago

    So you guys want written instructions? What about a better video too? If some more people want it, I will do it.

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    MarkC418

    2 years ago

    I don't want to be annoying, but this does not come close to gunpowder at all. Gunpowder consists of

    74.8% KNO3 (Potassium Nitrate)

    11.9% S (Sluphur)

    13.3% C (Carbon)

    These percentages are calculated by looking at the chemical reaction.

    2 KNO3 + S + 3 C → K2S + N2 + 3 CO2

    If you calculate the molar masses of those atoms, you will find the same values as I have.

    I can tell you, by acquiring a bit of potassium nitrate, which shouldn't be too hard, and turning charcoal into powder, you can make a very, very decent powder.

    If you can, you could also add sulfur though for me that was the hardest to get. This would finish the product to be as efficient as possible.

    The stuff you see on matches has sulfur in it but it also contains something which is especially for slowing down the burning, therefore the match heads are really bad to use for fireworks or any homemade guns.

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    DoStuffRightMarkC418

    Reply 2 years ago

    That's why I put "gun" in quotations. It wasn't meant to be the real stuff, but that's for your wisdom, I will have to try to make some real stuff.