potassium chlorate


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potassium chlorate

n.
A poisonous white or colorless solid, KClO3, used as an oxidizing agent, a bleach, and a disinfectant and in making explosives, matches, and fireworks.

potassium chlorate

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white crystalline soluble substance used in fireworks, matches, and explosives, and as a disinfectant and bleaching agent. Formula: KClO3

potas′sium chlo′rate



n.
a white or colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, KClO3, used chiefly as an oxidizing agent in the manufacture of fireworks, matches, bleaches, and disinfectants.
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Noun1.potassium chlorate - a white salt (KClO3) used in matches, fireworks, and explosives; also used as a disinfectant and bleaching agent
salt - a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
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Pakistan had taken some steps to disrupt the IED supply network, including several significant seizures of IED materials such as potassium chlorate and commercial-grade explosives, but more efforts were needed, it added.
Sherratt, now of Lamport Street, Toxteth, had also faced charges of possessing low explosive compositions, one made up of ammonium nitrate, potassium and other chemical substances, the other of acetone, nitrocellulose, potassium chlorate, antimony and sulphur.
The material included stocks of potassium chlorate and ammonium chlorate, FC officials said.
At least 60 bags of potassium chlorate, mortar shells, timers, landmines, detonators, fuses, improvised explosive device circuits and gel explosives were recovered from the basement of the house, said Colonel Mohamed Naeem Sarwar.
Earlier, two men were arrested after they were found driving a truck containing 15 tons of potassium chlorate.
He said that there was evidence that as Pakistan tightened the control on sale and distribution of CAN, terrorists simply switched to other precursors, like Potassium Chlorate, not produced in Pakistan.
Imam's group chose potassium chlorate for this purpose.
Among materials seized from the house were grenades, detonators and potassium chlorate, Iskandar said.
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You see, upon ignition, potassium chlorate changes to potassium chloride--a salt very similar in chemical behavior to common table salt, sodium chloride.
The two pipe bombs contained a mixture of potassium chlorate and sulphur (85%) and high explosive RDX & TNT (15%)

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