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10.0 USEFUL PYROCHEMISTRY
In general, it is possible to make many chemicals from just
a few basic ones. A list of useful chemical reactions is
presented. It assumes knowledge of general chemistry; any
individual who does not understand the following reactions
would merely have to read the first five chapters of a high
school chemistry book.
 potassium perchlorate from perchloric acid and potassium
hydroxide
K(OH) HClO ---- KClO H O
4 4 2
 potassium nitrate from nitric acid and potassium
hydroxide
" HNO ---- KNO "
3 3
 ammonium perchlorate from perchloric acid and ammonium
hydroxide
NH OH HClO ---- NH ClO "
3 4 3 4
 ammonium nitrate from nitric acid and ammonium hydroxide
NH OH HNO ---- NH NO
"
3 3 3 3
 powdered aluminum from acids, aluminum foil, and
magnesium
A. aluminum foil 6HCl ---- 2AlCl 3H
3 2

B. 2AlCl (aq) 3Mg ---- 3MgCl (aq) 2Al
3 2
The Al will be a very fine silvery powder at the bottom of
the container which must be filtered and dried. This same
method works with nitric and sulfuric acids, but these
acids are too valuable in the production of high explosives
to use for such a purpose, unless they are available in
great excess.

Acacia..................................................Gum
Arabic
Acetic
Acid................................................Vinegar
Aluminum
Oxide..............................................Alumia
Aluminum Potassium
Sulphate...................................Alum
Aluminum
Sulfate..............................................Alum
Ammonium
Carbonate.......................................Hartshorn
Ammonium
Hydroxide.........................................Ammonia
Ammonium
Nitrate........................................Salt Peter
Ammonium
Oleate.......................................Ammonia Soap
Amylacetate............................................Banan
na Oil
Barium
Sulfide...........................................Black Ash
Carbon
Carbinate.............................................Chalk
Carbontetrachloride.................................Cleaning
Fluid
Calcium Hypochloride..............................Bleaching
Powder
Calcium
Oxide.................................................Lime
Calcium Sulfate...................................Plaster
of Paris
Carbonic
Acid..............................................Seltzer
Cetyltrimethylammoniumbromide........................Ammoniu
m Salt
Ethylinedichloride.....................................Dutch
Fluid
Ferric
Oxide.............................................Iron Rust
Furfuraldehyde............................................Br
an Oil
Glucose.................................................Corn
Syrup
Graphite...............................................Penci
l Lead
Hydrochloric
Acid....................................Muriatic Acid
Hydrogen
Peroxide.........................................Peroxide
Lead Acetate.........................................Sugar
of Lead
Lead Tero-
oxide...........................................Red Lead
Magnesium
Silicate............................................Talc
Magnesium
Sulfate.......................................Epsom Salt
Methylsalicylate..................................Winter
Green Oil
Naphthalene..............................................Mot
hballs
Phenol...............................................Carboli
c Acid
Potassium Bicarbonate..............................Cream of
Tarter
Potassium Chromium
Sulfate..............................Chromealum
Potassium
Nitrate.......................................Salt Peter
Sodium
Oxide..................................................Sand
Sodium
Bicarbonate.....................................Baking Soda
Sodium
Borate................................................Borax
Sodium
Carbonate......................................Washing Soda
Sodium
Chloride...............................................Salt
Sodium
Hydroxide...............................................Lye
Sodium
Silicate..............................................Glass
Sodium
Sulfate......................................Glauber's Salt
Sodium
Thiosulfate.............................Photographer's Hypo
Sulfuric
Acid.........................................Battery Acid
Sucrose.................................................Cane
Sugar
Zinc
Chloride.......................................Tinner's
Fluid
Zinc Sulfate.........................................White
Vitriol

Mail Box Bombs by the Jolly Roger

 Two litre bottle of chlorine (must contain sodium
hypochlorate)
 Small amount of sugar
 Small amount of water
Mix all three of these in equal amounts to fill about 1/10
of the bottle. Screw on the lid and place in a mailbox.
It's hard to believe that such a small explosion will
literally rip the mailbox in half and send it 20 feet into
the air! Be careful doing this, though, because if you are
caught, it is not up to the person whose mailbox you blew
up to press charges. It is up to the city.

Touch Explosives by the Jolly Roger

This is sort of a mild explosive, but it can be quite
dangerous in large quantities. To make touch explosive
(such as that found in a snap-n-pop, but more powerful),
use this recipe:
- Mix iodine crystals into ammonia until the iodine
crystals will not dissolve into the ammonia anymore. Pour
off the excess ammonia and dry out the crystals on a baking
sheet the same way as you dried the thermite (in other
words, just let it sit overnight!).
- Be careful now because these crystals are now your touch
explosive. Carefully wrap a bunch in paper (I mean
carefully! Friction sets 'em off!) and throw them around..
pretty loud, huh? They are fun to put on someone's chair.
Add a small fish sinker to them and they can be thrown a
long distance (good for crowds, football games, concerts,
etc.) Have fun!