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What is dynamite made out of?

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Straight dynamite contains nitroglycerine, sodium nitrate, and a combustible absorbent (e.g., wood pulp).

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Straight dynamite contains nitroglycerine, sodium nitrate, and a combustible absorbent such as wood pulp. Ammonia dynamites contain ammonium nitrate, and gelatin dynamites contain nitrocellulose which creates their gelatinous consistency.

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