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A Question about Nitro Glycerin (The angina kind)

Asked by XOIIO (18118points) December 26th, 2009

Can the type they use cause an explosion?

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Well I was just wondering, because I was watching Canada’s Worst Driver and I saw someone throw it into her purse, and I was like whoa! Couldn’t that explode?

Do they change it somehow or what?

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The medical nitroglycerin is in a different chemical state. The explosive is an oily liquid, whereas the nitroglycerin used in angina treatment (also known as glyceryl trinitrate), it’s a powder.

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