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Why Is Fertilizer Used in Explosives?

Video   Oct 28, 2020 | Taken from the American Chemical Society on YouTube.

 

Over the last century, the compound ammonium nitrate has been involved in at least 30 disasters and terrorist attacks. Under normal circumstances, it's totally harmless and used in things like fertilizer, so what makes ammonium nitrate turn deadly?

 
 
 
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