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Black powder by far has been one of the most remarkable discoveries of this time It has helped light up our fireworks on the Fourth of July allowed us to use guns and to make smoke The history of black powder is considered to be founded in Italy around the time of the thirteen hundreds It was supposedly found by the Chinese during this timeShortly after with the founding of guns did black powder find fame This black powder was used to make an explosion causing the bullet inside the gun to fire out As of late this discovery has come to great use in this country were firearms and fireworks are considered to be the rights of citizens One importance is that black powder is probably the best substance that we have for communicating fire and for producing a quick hot flame and it is for these purposes that it is now principally used in the military art Standard black powder is used in petards as a base charge or expelling charge for shrapnel shells in saluting and blank fire charges as the bursting charge of practice shells and bombs Despite the fact that black powder is called under one name there are many different forms of black powder These are merely classified as how strong their reactions are in other words the size and power of their reactions The most typical form of black powder is the mixture of sulfur charcoal and potassium nitrate Another form of this powder is known as the brown form this is a mixture of saltpeter charcoal and sulfur These pieces tend to look like little hexagonal or octagonal milk chocolate pieces However these can be modified in a way to form a more harsh explosion This method is known as grading were powder size is modified to hold a higher concentration of a particular substance The charcoal used in such black
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