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TNT

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Pronunciation: /tiːɛnˈtiː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A high explosive formed from toluene by substitution of three hydrogen atoms with nitro groups. It is relatively insensitive to shock and can be conveniently melted.
    • Alternative name: trinitrotoluene; chemical formula: C7H5(NO2)3
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    • In combination with nitric acid, toluene gives trinitrotoluene.
    • Nitric acid is used in the production of fertilizers (after the nitric acid is turned into ammonium nitrate), dyes, explosives [including trinitrotoluene (TNT)], various polymers (such as nylon and terylene), and some drugs.
    • Commerically important nitro compounds include nitrobenzene; nitrotoluenes; dinitrobenzenes; nitrochlorobenzenes; 2,4, 6 - trinitrotoluene (better known as the explosive TNT); nitroglycerin, and picric acid.

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