Household items that contain potassium nitrate include toothpaste made for sensitive teeth, tree stump remover solutions and some brands of fertilizers. Potassium nitrate is also present in the brine used to preserve meat, such as corned beef.Continue Reading
A non-household use for potassium nitrate is as an oxidizer for fireworks and some gun powders. The chemical compound can be found naturally as crystallized deposits in caves and in accumulations of bat dung as well.
Potassium nitrate can be synthesized by combining potassium hydroxide and ammonium nitrate, creating ammonia as a by-product. Sodium nitrate and potassium chloride can also be combined to create potassium nitrate through a double displacement reaction.Learn more about Cleaning Products
Vinegar, ketchup, citrus fruits, drain cleaners and milk are all household items that contain acids. Vinegar and ketchup contain acetic acid, citrus fruits contain citric and ascorbic acids, and milk and other dairy products contain lactic acid. Sulfuric acid is found in car batteries and some drain cleaners.Full Answer >
To remove rust with household items, scrub the rust with an abrasive product, such as a wire brush or sandpaper, then apply household rust removers like lime, baking soda, vinegar, a potato or soda. Commercial rust-removal products are more effective, but household products work in a pinch.Full Answer >
Sulfur is present in common household items such as matches, powdered laundry detergent, insecticide and plant fungicide. It is used in skin and personal care items and cosmetics.Full Answer >
Concrete can be cleaned with numerous common household items, including detergent, vinegar, ammonia, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, sodium peroxide and oxygen bleach. Chemicals should never be blended unless it's confirmed to be safe. A bristle scrub brush is ideal for cleaning concrete. Outdoor concrete can be cleaned with biodegradable detergent and a power washer.Full Answer >