Maybe—but so is picric acid; so is nitroglycerin; and so is pure gold.
There was also a five-pound bottle of nitroglycerin standing on the bench.
A little inadvertence in the handling of a bottle of nitroglycerin may have been the cause.
There is just as much acid after the glycerin is turned into nitroglycerin as there was before.
Charcoal from cork is said to absorb about 90% of its weight of nitroglycerin.
It was as if two harmless chemicals had met and blended into nitroglycerin.
But if Eugene had wished, he could easily have taken George out of the nitroglycerin branch of the chemical works.
He went to his satchel again and took out a bottle of white tablets marked "Nitroglycerin."
Were they to stop but for a single second, the nitroglycerin would explode.
The charcoal not only serves as the best absorbent for the nitroglycerin, but it plays also an important part in the combustion.