chlorate is a compound containing potassium, chlorine and
oxygen, with the chemical formula KClO3.
- KClO3, is
a white, crystalline or powdery solid which is a very good
oxidizing agent; it is used in explosives, fireworks, matches,
chlorate is a very strong oxidizing agent; it evolves oxygen
when heated to decomposition temperatures.
Chlorate can be made similarly to Sodium Chlorate.
Chlorate can also be made by adding KCl solution to Sodium
- On an
industrial scale, potassium chlorate is produced by the
electrolysis of a sodium chloride solution to form sodium
chlorate, which is reacted with potassium chloride to
precipitate potassium chlorate.
chlorate is the most common chlorate in industrial use, and is
usually present in well-stocked laboratories. It is also used in
pyrotechniques, pharmaceutical industries and for other minor
- It is used
as an oxidizing agent, to prepare oxygen, as a disinfectant, in
safety matches, and in explosives and fireworks.
chlorate, an important salt of potassium widely used for
manufacture of safety matches. Potassium chlorate is used in
chemical oxygen generators .
chlorate, often in combination with silver fulminate, is used in
trick noise-makers known as "crackers", "snappers", "pop-its",
or "bang-snaps", a popular type of novelty firework.
chlorate is used in the oxygen-supply systems of aircraft, and
has been responsible for at least one plane crash.
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