Potassium Chlorate appears to be a transparent to white salt and is poorly soluble in water and glycerol. It is a powerful oxidizer and catches fire easily, or may lead to explosion hazards when mixed with combustible materials. Mixture may be very explosive and even may be ignited by friction. The fires are extremely hard to put out, as the chlorate provides the oxygen for the fire.
- Potassium Chlorate is used in the production of matches, fireworks, and other pyrotechnic devices, where it plays a crucial role in providing oxygen to support combustion reactions, resulting in the desired visual and auditory effects.
- Potassium Chlorate is used in the lab in reactions that require an oxygen source. This property makes it a valuable reagent in many chemical processes, including the synthesis of organic and inorganic compounds.
- Potassium Chlorate is a key ingredient in the manufacture of oxygen-releasing compounds, such as perchlorates. These compounds find a use in a range of industries, including the production of solid rocket fuels, explosives, and airbags.
- Potassium Chlorate is used as a bleach in the paper and textile industries, where it is used to remove impurities and brighten the final product. Its effectiveness as a bleach is due to its oxidizing properties, enabling it to break down stubborn stains and discolorations.
For shipping, Potassium Chlorate is in hazardous materials Class 5: Oxidizer. It only ships to destinations within the 48 contiguous US states and Canada using Standard Ground by FedEx or UPS • No air deliveries allowed • Customers in Canada should expect additional duties, taxes, and customs clearance service fees due upon delivery.
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