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Potassium chlorate (KClO3) is a strong oxidizing agent that has a wide variety of uses. It is or has been a component of explosives, fireworks, safety matches, and disinfectants. As a high school or college chemistry student, you may have used it to generate oxygen in the lab.
Potassium Chlorate is a transparent, colorless crystal or white powder. It is used as an oxidizing agent, and in explosives, matches, textile printing, disinfectants and bleaches. Potassium Chlorate is on the Hazardous Substance List because it is cited by DOT.
Potassium chlorate is a compound containing potassium, chlorine and oxygen, with the molecular formula KClO3. In its pure form, it is a white crystalline substance. After sodium chlorate, it is the second most common chlorate in industrial use. It is a strong oxidizing agent and its most important application is in safety matches. In other applications it is mostly obsolete and has been replaced by safer alternatives in recent decades. It has been used in fireworks, propellants and explosives, to prepare oxygen, both in the lab and in chemical oxygen generators, as a disinfectant, for example in medical mouthwashes and in agriculture as an herbicide.
Potassium chlorate (KClO3) has been used to improve flowering during the normal crop cycle and to “induce” off-season flowering of longan trees in Thailand, Taiwan, other Southeast Asian countries, Florida and Hawaii.
KCl, potassium chloride has a higher melting point compared to KClO3, potassium chlorate.
Potassium chloride is used in food. According to the GRAS-affirmed uses of potassium chloride, it is used as a flavor enhancer, flavoring agent, nutrient supplement, pH control agent, and stabilizer or thickener.
Potassium Chlorate Chemical Information
- CAS Registry Number: 3811-04-9
- UN Number: 1485
- PubChem CID: 6426889
- Molar mass: 122.55 g/mol
- Formula: KClO3
- Melting point: 672.8°F (356°C)
- Color: white crystalline
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