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Here shall be an alphabetically sorted collection of commonly used acronyms (NOT chemical formulas) and slang prevalent on ScienceMadness and in the indiechem community.
Amateur Chemistry—Those studying of chemistry as a hobby, usually at home.
AQBC—"Aminoguanidine bicarbonate", see: Guanidine
ATz, sometimes 5-ATz, "5-Aminotetrazole"
CHP—"Copper hexamine perchlorate", a complex salt of copper(II)-, hexamine and perchlorate-ions. Term coined by Dr. Liptakov.
DBX-1—"Copper(I) 5‐nitrotetrazolate", sometimes called "CuNTz" (this however is more of an inside joke by Tdep)
GC—"Gun Cotton." See Nitrocellulose
Indiechem—"Indie Chemistry;" another term for "amateur chemistry," coined by Texium
MEK—"Methyl ethyl ketone"
MEKP—"Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide"
RFNA—"Red fuming nitric acid", very concentrated nitric acid with a lot of NOx dissolved in it, which gives the acid a reddish color.
SADS—"Silver Acetylide Double Salt"
TATP—"Triacetone triperoxide." See: acetone peroxide
TACP or TACPs—"Tetraaminecopper(II) persulphate"
TNP—"Trinitrophenol" See: Picric acid
UTFSE— "Use the f***ing search engine," generally used when the answer can be found quite easily with a simple search.
Whimsy— a subsection of the Science Madness forum dedicated to subjects unrelated to chemistry or indiechem.
WFNA—"White fuming nitric acid", very concentrated nitric acid with little to no NOx contamination.