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Potassium Chlorate is a strong oxidizing agent. An important comparison can be made with the well known NITRATES.
KClO3, when mixed with a fuel such as charcoal and/or sulfur, can be used as gunpowder much like the classical gunpowder mixture of Potassium Nitrate, Sulfur and Charcoal.
The similar compound, Ammonium Nitrate, NH4NO3, is a well known fertilizer. Literally billions of
pounds of this material are produced annually to increase the yield of the world's crops.
A standard way to measure VOLUME is....
This is a very important
Laboratory Technique. It has several advantages.
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