Chemistry

What does TNT mean?


The acronym TNT stands for trinitrotoluene. It is a yellow explosive and melts at 81 ° C. is obtained from the nitration of toluene.

Although insensitive to heat and shock, when it is detonated, its atoms rearrange into products that are a thousand times larger than the original.

The products formed are water vapor, carbon dioxide and nitrogen gases.

Since TNT is insensitive to shock, friction or agitation it must be triggered by a detonator to cause it to explode.