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Chemical Equivalency list

by the Jolly Roger

Acacia..................................................Gum Arabic
Acetic Acid................................................Vinegar
Aluminum Oxide..............................................Alumia
Aluminum Potassium Sulphate...................................Alum
Aluminum Sulfate..............................................Alum
Ammonium Carbonate.......................................Hartshorn
Ammonium Hydroxide.........................................Ammonia
Ammonium Nitrate........................................Salt Peter
Ammonium Oleate.......................................Ammonia Soap
Amylacetate............................................Bananna Oil
Barium Sulfide...........................................Black Ash
Carbon Carbinate.............................................Chalk
Carbontetrachloride.................................Cleaning Fluid
Calcium Hypochloride..............................Bleaching Powder
Calcium Oxide.................................................Lime
Calcium Sulfate...................................Plaster of Paris
Carbonic Acid..............................................Seltzer
Cetyltrimethylammoniumbromide........................Ammonium Salt
Ethylinedichloride.....................................Dutch Fluid
Ferric Oxide.............................................Iron Rust
Furfuraldehyde............................................Bran Oil
Glucose.................................................Corn Syrup
Graphite...............................................Pencil Lead
Hydrochloric Acid....................................Muriatic Acid
Hydrogen Peroxide.........................................Peroxide
Lead Acetate.........................................Sugar of Lead
Lead Tero-oxide...........................................Red Lead
Magnesium Silicate............................................Talc
Magnesium Sulfate.......................................Epsom Salt
Methylsalicylate..................................Winter Green Oil
Naphthalene..............................................Mothballs
Phenol...............................................Carbolic Acid
Potassium Bicarbonate..............................Cream of Tarter
Potassium Chromium Sulfate..............................Chromealum
Potassium Nitrate.......................................Salt Peter
Sodium Oxide..................................................Sand
Sodium Bicarbonate.....................................Baking Soda
Sodium Borate................................................Borax
Sodium Carbonate......................................Washing Soda
Sodium Chloride...............................................Salt
Sodium Hydroxide...............................................Lye
Sodium Silicate..............................................Glass
Sodium Sulfate......................................Glauber's Salt
Sodium Thiosulfate.............................Photographer's Hypo
Sulfuric Acid.........................................Battery Acid
Sucrose.................................................Cane Sugar
Zinc Chloride.......................................Tinner's Fluid
Zinc Sulfate.........................................White Vitriol
LIST OF USEFUL HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS AND THEIR AVAILABILITY
Anyone can get many chemicals from hardware stores, supermarkets, and
drug stores to get the materials to make explosives or other dangerous
compounds. A would-be terrorist would merely need a station wagon and some
money to acquire many of the chemicals named here.
Chemical
________
alcohol, ethyl *

Used In
_______
alcoholic beverages

Available at
____________
liquor stores

solvents (95% min. for both)

hardware stores

ammonia +

CLEAR household ammonia

supermarkets/7-eleven

ammonium
nitrate

instant-cold paks,
fertilizers

drug stores,
medical supply stores

nitrous oxide

pressurizing whip cream


poppers (like CO2 ctgs.)

party supply stores


Head shops (The Alley

at
Belmont/Clark, Chgo)
magnesium
stores

firestarters

surplus/camping

lecithin
stores

vitamins

pharmacies/drug

mineral oil
stores

cooking, laxative

supermarket/drug

mercury

mercury thermometers

supermarkets,
hardware stores

sulfuric acid

uncharged car batteries

automotive stores

glycerine
stores

pharmacies/drug

sulfur
store

gardening

gardening/hardware

charcoal

charcoal grills

supermarkets
gardening stores

sodium nitrate

fertilizer

gardening store

cellulose (cotton)

first aid

drug
medical supply stores

strontium nitrate

road flares

surplus/auto stores,

fuel oil
stores,

kerosene stoves

surplus/camping

bottled gas
stores,

propane stoves

surplus/camping

potassium permanganate water purification

purification plants

hexamine or
stores
methenamine

hexamine stoves

surplus/camping

nitric acid ^

cleaning printing
plates

printing shops
photography stores

Iodine

disinfectant (tinture)

Pharmacy, OSCO

sodium perchlorate

solidox pellets
(VERY impure)

hardware stores
for cutting torches

(camping)

^ Nitric acid is very difficult to find nowadays. It is usually


stolen
by bomb makers, or made by the process described in a later section. A
desired concentration for making explosives about 70%.
& The iodine sold in drug stores is usually not the pure crystaline
form
that is desired for producing ammonium triiodide crystals. To obtain the
pure
form, it must usually be acquired by a doctor's prescription, but this can
be
expensive. Once again, theft is the means that terrorists result to.