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To make potassium nitrate, dissolve 40 grams of ammonium nitrate in 100 milliliters of water, add 37 grams of potassium chloride and gently heat the solution. Pour the solution through a coffee filter, and then freeze it... More »

Potassium nitrate is available for purchase in small amounts at most garden supply stores, according to About.com. It is sold as stump remover and can be found at stores such as Lowe's and Home Depot. More »

One way to make a smoke bomb without potassium nitrate is to use newspapers and a cold pack. Materials needed include ammonium nitrate, which can be taken from a cold pack, water, newspaper, and a large pan or bucket. We... More »

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When potassium is added to water it creates hydrogen gas and a potassium hydroxide solution. The reaction releases heat and causes the potassium to burn with a purplish-colored flame. More »