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TNT (Trinitrotoluene) is an explosive. It is often confused with dynamite (based on nitroglycerin), since both are high explosives. However, they are very different and not the same.

Trinitrotoluene (TNT) is a pale yellow, solid organic nitrogen compound used as an explosive. TNT is made from toluene that gets mixed with sulfuric and nitric acid. This is followed by many other steps. It has the chemical formula - C6H2(NO2)3CH3

Since TNT melts at 82° C (178° F) and does not explode below 240° C (464° F), it can be melted in steam-heated vessels and poured into casings. It is relatively insensitive to shock and cannot be exploded without a detonator. This stability makes it a preferred form of chemical explosive where it is often used for demolitions and military applications.

If a person has been involved in a crime using TNT, scientists track it down by testing the hair molecules or clothing molecules to see if TNT particles are found on clothing or hair. It stays on your hair even if you clean the TNT particles in your hair! TNT Is a form of dynamite and very explosive if handled incorrectly. Caution should be taken when using TNT.