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trinitrotoluene

trinitrotoluene or TNT (trī´nī´trōtŏl´yōōēn), CH3C6H2(NO2)3, crystalline, aromatic compound that melts at 81°C. It is prepared by the nitration of toluene. Trinitrotoluene is a high explosive, but, unlike nitroglycerin, it is unaffected by ordinary shocks and jarring, and must be set off by a detonator. Because it does not react with metals, it can be used in filling metal shells. It is often mixed with other explosives, e.g., with ammonium nitrate to form amatol.

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TNT

TNT (2,4,6–trinitrotoluene) Explosive organic compound (C7H5N3O6) made from toluene by using sulphuric and nitric acids. Its resistance to shock (requiring a detonator to set it off) makes it one of the safest high explosives.

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TNT

TNT • n. a high explosive, C7H5(NO2)3, formed from toluene by substitution of three hydrogen atoms with nitro groups. It is relatively insensitive to shock and can be conveniently melted.

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trinitrotoluene

tri·ni·tro·tol·u·ene / trīˌnītrōˈtälyəˌwēn/ • n. see TNT.

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TNT

TNT: see trinitrotoluene.

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TNT

TNT 2, 4, 6-trinitrotoluene (explosive)

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