sodium chlorate


: a colorless crystalline salt NaClO3 used especially as an oxidizing agent and weed killer

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Piles of uncovered uranium ore are stored near the mill, waiting to be fed into the crusher and processed in a series of tanks containing sulfuric acid, sodium chlorate, ammonia and other chemicals used to separate out the uranium. Zak Podmore, The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sodium chlorate was in 1885

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“Sodium chlorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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