Sodium Nitrate

NaNO3

Common Names -

  • Caustic Soda
  • Chalk
  • Chile Saltpeter
  • Chloroform

Uses

  • Food Preservative - Deli Meats
  • Makes Fireworks Burn
  • Makes Fertilizers - increases nitrogen amount in the ground
  • Makes Pestisides

Physical Properties

  • powdery - can be found in small crystals
  • usually white or transparent
  • Odorless

Additional Information

  • Gives ham color, taste, and a longer shelf life
  • Was a study of cancer - but they were wrong
  • Celery contains natural Sodium Nitrate
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