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Visually, potassium nitrate (KNO3) and potassium chloride (KCl) may be difficult to differentiate because they both appear as colorless or white crystals. However, the two compounds may be distinguished from each other b... More »

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The biggest use for potassium chloride is in making commercial fertilizer, but it is also used by the pharmaceutical industry, in food and in other industrial uses. Transparency Market Research states that the worldwide ... More »

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The chemical formula for potassium chloride is KCl. It is an ionic compound formed by the transfer of electrons between the atoms of potassium and chlorine. It is white crystalline solid at room temperature. More »

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Saltpeter, or potassium nitrate, is used as a food preservative and additive. It is also used for fertilizer and is a large component of gunpowder. It is also used as an oxidizing agent for rockets and fireworks. More »

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The equation Pb(NO3)2 + 2 KI is the left side of the equation for the reaction of lead(II) nitrate and potassium iodide. The full equation is written as Pb(NO3)2 + 2KI = 2KNO3 + PbI2, representing the products of the rea... More »

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