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.
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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
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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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Would he obtain air by chemical means, in getting by heat the oxygen contained in chlorate of potash, and in absorbing carbonic acid by caustic potash?
He started coating cardboard sticks and later wood with sulphur tipped with sulphide of antimony mixed with chlorate of potash and gum.
The original caps used chlorate of potash with fulminate of mercury, but most modern primers use lead azide, potassium per-chlorate or lead styphnate.