Potassium nitrate is commonly known as saltpeter. It is an ionic salt made up of potassium and nitrate ions, with a chemical formula of KNO3. It is famous for being a key ingredient in black powder, which was used as fir... More »

The molar mass of potassium nitrate, which is represented by the chemical formula KNO3, is 101.10 grams per mole. The molar mass is determined by adding together the atomic weight of each atom in the compound. More »

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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 »

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The easiest and cleanest way to make saltpeter, chemically known as potassium nitrate, is to mix ammonium nitrate, a common but hazardous fertilizer with potassium chloride, a sodium-free table salt substitute, in water ... More »

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Potassium nitrate has a chemical formula of KNO3. The chemical formula is derived from the compound's combination of the potassium ion, written as K with a charge of plus one, and nitrate, written with the formula NO3-, ... More »

Potassium chlorate decomposes under strong heat to form potassium chloride and oxygen. Heating potassium chlorate without using a catalyst produces potassium perchlorate. It is only when a catalyst is used in the heating... More »

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Potassium gluconate is a mineral supplement that is used to prevent or treat low levels of potassium in the blood. Without proper blood levels of potassium, the cells, kidneys, heart, nerves and muscles find it difficult... More »