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Hi all,

Does anyone know where I can find the following: Chemistry and Technology of Explosives vol 1,2,3 & 4 by Urbanski, or more specifically, any texts of Urbanski that deal with the nitration of sulphuric acid for the production of nitric acid?

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Nitration of sulfuric acid? :lol: Don't you mean production of nitric acid by a nitrate and sulfuric acid? Nitration of Sulfuric acid wil lead into this, doesn't it? But that's quite impossible. A reaction with Nitric and Sulfuric acid will give HNO3 + 2 H2SO4 <==> NO2+ = H3O+ + 2 HSO4-

Nitrated Sulfuric acid: B)
......... O
......... ||
O2NO-S-ONO2
......... ||
......... O

(sorry, spaces don't work, so I have to use dots.)

Because by far the most of all the nitrations is a substitution of the H+ particle, substituted for a NO2+ particle. In anorganic "nitrations" is just the anion substituted for a nitrate anion, like CuCl2 to Cu(NO3)2. You can say the whole OH- group is substituted, because H3O+ + OH- will form 2 H2O. But what happens with the Nitronium ion then?

However, search and you shall find my friend. I don't have it on this computer, so I can't post it.

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