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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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 It can be used as a rocket propellant, but has been replaced by ammonium perchlorate in most modern rocketry appl...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 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 »

Sulfur is used as a fungicide, an insecticide and a fumigant in the production of inorganic chemicals, glass, matches, fireworks and black gunpowder; the manufacture of fertilizers; the creation of steel; and the creatio... More »

Invented in China, fireworks are composed of a variety of ingredients, including aluminum, Vaseline and gunpowder. The gunpowder inside each firework creates pressure in gas that is trapped inside a tube or mortar, which... More »

Phosphorus is used in the production of steel, matches, fertilizer, detergents, light-emitting diodes, dishware, baking soda, weapons, fireworks and as a medical treatment. Phosphorus is used by the body for tooth and bo... More »

Potassium phosphate is used as a medicine, food additive and fertilizer. As a medicine, potassium phosphate provides phosphates in a form usable by the human body. It is produced when phosphoric acid reacts with potassiu... More »