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I mixed 75% $\ce{KNO3}$ and 25% $\ce{C12H22O11}$ (by volume) in boiling water to make slow burn fuses. Some of the product became a thick brown paste.

After drying, a hard cake of an approximate 1 tablespoon amount exploded when lit. What compound did I make?

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It's not a new compound - it's just an intimate mix of fuel (sugar) plus oxidiser (nitrate). It's not the most stable of situations to have...

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