Gun powder

The reaction of home made gun powder is potassium nitrate + carbon + sulfur = nitrogen gas + carbon dioxide gas + potassium sulfide. What is the balanced equation for this reaction, if anyone can help? thanks :roll:


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Gunpowder is confidential as

Gunpowder is confidential as a low volatile since of its fairly sluggish decay rate and therefore low brisance. Gunpowder is no longer used in current volatile armed warheads.

2 KNO3 + 3C + S ---> N2 + 3 CO2 + K2S

or if you use S8

16 KNO3 + 24 C + S8 ---> 8 N2 + 24 CO2 + 8 K2S

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