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 » Science Chemistry

Some uses for potassium chloride are to reverse low blood potassium levels and as a fertilizer. It is also a substitute for sodium chloride in water-softening systems and for people who are concerned about their intake o... More » Science Chemistry Chem Lab

The main side effects of potassium chloride supplements include an upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, gas and diarrhea, according to WebMD. Its main uses are for treating low amounts of potassium in the blood. More » Health Medications & Vitamins Side Effects
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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 » Science Chemistry

The chemical element, nitrogen, was formally named by the French chemist Jean-Antoine Claude Chaptal when he discovered that it is a primary component of potassium nitrate, also known as nitre. The name of nitrogen is de... More » Science Chemistry