potassium chlorate

noun

Definition of potassium chlorate

: a crystalline salt KClO3 that is used as an oxidizing agent in matches, fireworks, and explosives

Examples of potassium chlorate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The British home guard stockpiled petrol bombs to use against a potential Nazi invasion, and the Polish army developed a version with sulfuric acid, sugar, and potassium chlorate that ignited upon impact, negating the need for a fuse. Liz Webber, Quartz, 25 Feb. 2022 Magnesium carbonate keeps the environment within the canister from becoming too acidic, which could destabilize the potassium chlorate. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2020 When ignited, charcoal inside the canister burns, while chemical compounds such as potassium nitrate and potassium chlorate produce oxygen that fuel the fire. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2020 When ignited, charcoal inside the canister burns, while chemical compounds such as potassium nitrate and potassium chlorate produce oxygen that fuel the fire. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2020 When ignited, charcoal inside the canister burns, while chemical compounds such as potassium nitrate and potassium chlorate produce oxygen that fuel the fire. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2020 Magnesium carbonate keeps the environment within the canister from becoming too acidic, which could destabilize the potassium chlorate. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2020 When ignited, charcoal inside the canister burns, while chemical compounds such as potassium nitrate and potassium chlorate produce oxygen that fuel the fire. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2020 When ignited, charcoal inside the canister burns, while chemical compounds such as potassium nitrate and potassium chlorate produce oxygen that fuel the fire. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of potassium chlorate

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Potassium chlorate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20chlorate. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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potassium chlorate

noun

Medical Definition of potassium chlorate

: a crystalline salt KClO3 with a cooling saline taste that is used especially in veterinary medicine as a mild astringent (as in the treatment of stomatitis)

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