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 »

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 nitrate is used in explosive materials such as gunpowder, matches, fireworks and fertilizer. In addition to its explosive uses, potassium nitrate can also be found in dental and other medical products. It can b... 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 »