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What are the three components of gunpowder?

Question #121324. Asked by author.
Last updated May 05 2011.
Originally posted May 05 2011 2:06 PM.

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Sulfur, charcoal and saltpeter (potassium nitrate) are the traditional ingredients. The function of the charcoal is to burn, and it can be replaced or augmented by other organic substances such as sugar.


May 05 2011, 2:16 PM
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