Video: The chemistry behind black powder

The chemistry behind black powder (video)
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Old-school gunpowder is really called "black powder," and it was so crucial to the Revolutionary War effort that early Americans went to great (and gross) lengths to make it.

This week on Reactions, find out what exactly those lengths were:


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