So… My organic chemistry book is literally telling me how to create crack cocaine rather than creating “free-base” cocaine, which is “hazardous” (apparently regular cocaine isn’t) and more challenging to create for smoking:
A simpler alternative is to mix a paste of cocaine hydrochloride with *** *** [redacted because if you want to know badly enough I’m certain you can find it elsewhere but I don’t feel like being responsible in any part for you making crack in the really unlikely chance someone reading this was just wondering what the last ingredient was that they needed… no thanks] and let it dry into ‘rocks’. This mixture is called ‘crack cocaine because it makes a crackling sound when heated.
… Okay, thanks textbook. Not quite the insight I was expecting.