Salt Peter

Potassium Nitrate (KNO3)

Uses of Chemical

  • May be used for food preservation and color retention on meats; bacon, ham, hotdogs, peperoni, corned beef, bologna
  • Is utilized for fireworks and gunpowder
  • May also be used in fertilizer
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Properties of Chemical

  • A white crystalline solid
  • May come in a powder state
  • Saltpeter is a chemical compound

Extra facts

  • molecular weight: 101.1032 g/mol
  • is water soluble, glycerol and ammonia soluble
  • not combustible, enhances combustion of other substances
  • can cause irritation of eyes, nose and throat