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 » Science Chemistry

Potassium perchlorate is an oxidizer used in ammunition, fireworks, flash grenades and explosives primers. It can be used as a rocket propellant, but has been replaced by ammonium perchlorate in most modern rocketry appl... More »

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