Clandestine chemistry: Quiz

Question 1: Of the explosives manufactured illegally, nitroglycerin and ________ are easiest to produce due to the ease with which the precursors can be acquired.
Acetone peroxideHydrogen peroxideOxygenBenzoyl peroxide

Question 2: Larger labs are usually run by ________ or organized crime intending to produce for distribution on the black market.
Russian MafiaSerbian mafiaChicago OutfitGang

Question 3: Morphine, one of many alkaloids in opium is then extracted out of the opium by precipitation and turned into heroin by heating it with ________ for several hours.
Methyl iodideAcetic acidEthanolAcetic anhydride

Question 4: The term ________ generally referred to "corn whiskey", that is, a whiskey-like liquor made from corn.
MoonshineEthanolRumAlcoholic beverage

Question 5: Clandestine chemistry is ________ carried out in secret, and particularly in illegal drug laboratories.
ChemistryElectrochemistryPeriodic tableInorganic chemistry

Question 6: Ancient forms of clandestine chemistry included the manufacturing of ________.
Lead poisoningArsenic poisoningPoisonMercury poisoning

Question 7: Another old form of clandestine chemistry is the illegal ________ and distillation of alcohol.

Question 8: Just like modern-day drug labs, distilleries were placed in ________ areas.
United StatesAustraliaRural areaUnited States Census Bureau

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