sodium-chlorate

sodium chlorate

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, water-soluble solid, NaClO 3 , cool and salty to the taste, used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives and matches, as a textile mordant, and as an oxidizing and bleaching agent.

Origin:
1880–85

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sodium chlorate
 
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a colourless crystalline soluble compound used as a bleaching agent, weak antiseptic, and weedkiller. Formula: NaClO3

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