Gunpowder is a way of burning charcoal fast

Modern gunpowder is corned
Modern gunpowder is corned

A gunpowder explosion is just charcoal burning really fast. You would have gotten the same energy released by burning a lump of charcoal in your BBQ. When coal is burned, it turns into hot carbon dioxide gas. This gas expands to significantly larger volume than the lump of coal which got burned. In this story, we will look…

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Erik Engheim

Erik Engheim

Geek dad, living in Oslo, Norway with passion for UX, Julia programming, science, teaching, reading and writing.