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Sulphur, charcoal & potassium nitrate.
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Gun powder by its self does nothing ... gun power is an incendiary meaning it burns at a high temperature... making it good to project or propel object at a great distance... … Gunpowder is what is known as a "low" explosive. Gunpowder, when ignited by flame or friction (i.e. it is heat in some form that cause gunpowder to ignite), burns rapidly. This rapid burning of the gunpowder grains results in a significant amount of gas being produced. This hot gas expands quickly, producing a wave of force. In a confined space, this gas will attempt to push against the walls of whatever is confining it. It thus makes for an excellent propellant - gunpowder produces a steadily increasing amount of gas over a relatively long time period (hundreds of milliseconds), allowing it to slowly accelerate a projectile out of a barrel. In comparison "high" explosives (such as TNT) don't actually burn in the sense of combining with oxygen in a typical oxidation process. Rather, they detonate, and producing a supersonic shock wave of force, and it is this wave which exerts extreme force on objects. Compared to gunpowder, the shock wave from a high explosive is produced about a 10 times faster than the burning gases, and is well over 10 times more forceful. High explosives generally make very poor propellants, since this large force acts over too short a time frame to push a projectile out of a tube - rather, using a high explosive substance as a propellant will most likely burst the barrel or destroy the projectile.
Gunpowder was important because it blew my wifes hole open this is true. but they used it for mini bombs.
Gun powder is a mixture
nitre , sulphur and charcoal
They hid the gunpowder underneath a pile of coal in the cellar underneath the House of Lords, in parliament.
Gunpowder was used in many things such as civil war and modern guns and was also used in ancient china for many celebrations such as new years. gun powder is an explosive powd…er made of carbon, saltpeter, and sulphur.
No one really knows. but, Guy Fawkes served the Spanish army as an explosives expert, so it could be him. More likely though, it was taken from the tower of London. They can… sell in hunting area, but you need licence to buy it.
In the Gunpowder Plot, the gunpowder was located underneath the House of Lords. Everyone that participated in the plot was sentenced to death.
I guess gunpowder is useful but only in wars but wars aren't exactly a good thing. It can also be used for celebrations like fire works
On Time Tangled island, the gunpowder can blast open the rock cave at the Viking time (831 AD, 2 o'clock on the time device). The golden vase is at the bottom left inside the …cave. (You will have to take the long way, and hurry before the torch burns out. Go down, up, up, up, across to the right, then down and left and jump the water puddles at the end.) At the Pirate Outpost on Skullduggery Island, get the Cannon Starter (fuses) at the top left, then push the small barrel of explosives off the mast (you can climb up past the Cannonry at right). Once it is in the water, paddle it out to the water beneath the golden tooth of the stone skull. Swim to the cannon at bottom left and fire it to hit the barrel, blasting loose the Golden Tooth and revealing the map piece.
Yes, in fact it does.
Gunpowder is a mixture of nitre (potassium nitrate) , sulphur and charcoal Name of the method- filteration , evaporation and solvent extraction. Steps- 1) Put the consti…tuents in water. nitre will dissolve in water. 2) Filter the soln. Filterate- water+nitre Residue - sulphur+charcoal 3) Perform evaporation on the filterate. Water will evaporate leaving nitre. Solvent extraction- 4) Put the residue in carbon disulphide. Sulphur will dissolve in this soln. 5) Filter the soln. Filterate-carbon disulphide+sulphur Residue- charcoal 6) Perform evaporation on the filterate. carbon disulphide evaporates leaving sulphur. in the form of a paragraph:- Answer: Gunpowder is a mixture of sulphur, charcoal and potassium nitrate (nitre). When water is added to the mixture potassium nitrate dissolves. The mixture is then filtered. The filtrate is potassium nitrate solution while the residue is a mixture of sulphur and charcoal. The filtrate is evaporated on a sand bath to obtain nitre back. When carbon disulphide is added to the residue, sulphur dissolves. When this mixture is filtered the filtrate is sulphur solution while the residue is charcoal. Leaving it open evaporates the sulphur solution. Carbon disulphide evaporates and sulphur crystals are left behind.
explode when flamed.
They used gunpowder because it is highly explosive stuff which is very strong and could of blew up the house of Parliament in seconds.
What is the role of charcoal in gunpowder mixture and why not ashes because I think ashes would provide more carbon than charcoal?
No - simple ashes contains more than just carbon. It contains other elements from burning wood - such as sap, insect bodies etc. Charcoal is pure carbon - all other 'addit…ives' are burned off during the manufacturing process.