Chinese Invention


China's History with Gunpowder (火药)

In China, gunpowder was invented in the 9th Century(during the 800's)in the Tang Dynasty. In Chinese gunpowder is 火药 (huoyao).


Gunpowder was supposed to be use for guns in the 9th Century as a means to protect China during the War

Gunpowder Uses

In the 9th Century until now, China has used gunpowder for many different things. One of the biggest things that uses gunpowder are firecrackers and rockets. Although, earlier in the 9th Century gunpowder was used for matchlock firearms, which are pretty much 9th Century guns for the Chinese.

Gunpowder has no only been used in China. Gunpowder spread all throughout the world. Even to this day we use gunpowder for many different reasons.

Different Types of Gunpowder

Gunpowder was known to have sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate. Although, one can simply replace or remove some of the elements to get a different type or grade of gunpowder. This can sometimes result in weaker or stronger gunpowder.