Why is dynamite called t. n. t.?
It is the abbreviation for the chemical name of dynamite's active ingredient, TriNitroToluene.
It shouldn't be. They are two different things. Alfred Nobel invented dynamite (from Greek dynamis, “power”) and was granted patents for it in Great Britain (1867) and the United States (1868). T.N.T. is a different compound that was invented in 1863 by German chemist Julias Wilbrand.
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