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Potassium nitrate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula KNO3.
It is an ionic salt of potassium ions K+ and nitrate ions NO3−, and is therefore an
alkali metal nitrate.
It occurs in nature as a mineral, niter. It is a source of nitrogen, which derives its
name from it. Potassium nitrate is one of several nitrogen-containing compounds
collectively referred to as saltpeter or saltpetre.
Major uses of potassium nitrate are in fertilizers, tree stump removal, rocket
propellants and fireworks. It is one of the major constituents of gunpowder (black
powder) and has been used since the Middle Ages as a food preservative.
Water insoluble %
PH of 1% water solution
The most famous use of potassium nitrate is probably as the oxidizer in
blackpowder. From the most ancient times through the late 1880s, blackpowder
provided the explosive power for all the world's firearms. After that time, small arms
and large artillery increasingly began to depend on cordite, a smokeless powder.
Blackpowder remains in use today in black powder rocket motors, but also in
combination with other fuels like sugars in "rocket candy". It is also used in
fireworks such as smoke bombs.It is also added to cigarettes to maintain an even
burn of the tobaccoand is used to ensure complete combustion of paper cartridges
for cap and ball revolvers.It can also be heated to several hundred degrees to be
used for niter bluing, which is less durable than other forms of protective oxidation,
but allows for specific and often beautiful coloration of steel parts, such as screws,
pins, and other small parts of firearms.
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