The Role of Chemistry in History

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April 28th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Introduction, Chemistry, How It Works, Physiological Effects, Health Risk, Crack Epidemic, Crack on Black Crime, Crack Killed the 80s and 90s, History, Crack in America, References


What is Crack?

  • Highly addictive and powerful stimulant derived from powdered cocaine
  • Emerged as a drug of abuse in the mid-1980s.
  • Produces an immediate high
  • Inexpensive
  • Produced by dissolving powdered cocaine water and ammonia or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).
  • The mixture is boiled until a solid substance forms.
  • The solid is removed from the liquid, dried, and then broken into the chunks (rocks) that are sold as crack cocaine.

Also Known as


24-7BadrockBeatCandyChemicalCloud CookiesCrumbsCrunch & munch

Devil drugDiceElectric kool-aidFat bags French friesGloGravelGritHail

Hard ballHard rock Hotcakes Ice cube Jelly beansNuggetsPastePiecePrime time

ProductRawRock(s)ScrabbleSleetSnow cokeTornadoTroop

Tags: Cocaine