potassium-chlorate

potassium chlorate

noun Chemistry.
a white or colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, KClO 3 , used chiefly as an oxidizing agent in the manufacture of explosives, fireworks, matches, bleaches, and disinfectants.

Origin:
1880–85

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potassium chlorate
 
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a white crystalline soluble substance used in fireworks, matches, and explosives, and as a disinfectant and bleaching agent. Formula: KClO3

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potassium chlorate n.
A poisonous crystalline compound used as an oxidizing agent and a disinfectant.

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