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Potassium nitrate. Potassium saltpeter. Species: clean Species: clean Specification Name: Potassium nitrate Synonyms: Potassium saltpeter, Indian saltpeter Genre: Clean Purity: Pure 99.5% Chemical formula: KNO3 Application Potassium saltpeter is an oxidant. That is why its main application was the production of black powder. Currently, it is used in pyrotechnics as an oxidizer, including for producing photoballs, i.e. short and very bright light pulses obtained when burning a mixture of nitrate and metal dust. After mixing it with a saccharide, eg sucrose in stoichiometric proportions and melting, it forms a flammable substance (known as caramel or caramel) with a flash point of about 400 ° C, reaches a temperature of 600 ° C and produces a lot of smoke Until the early 20th century, potassium nitrate was used to obtain nitric acid. Currently, it is mainly used for the production of potassium nitrite, for nitration Potassium nitrate mixed with sugar or powdered sugar is the basic fuel component (oxidant) in self-made pyrotechnics. It is also a fertilizer and preservative.Learn More
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