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Sodium nitrate

Sodium nitrate is the chemical compound with the formula NaNO3. This salt is also known as Chile saltpeter or Peru saltpeter (due to the large deposits found in the Atacama desert in these countries) to distinguish it from ordinary saltpeter, potassium nitrate. The mineral form is also known as nitratine, nitratite or soda niter. Sodium nitrate was used extensively as a fertilizer and a raw material for the manufacture of gunpowder in the late 19th century. It can be combined with iron hydroxide to make a synthetic resin.

Product Details

Category Industrial Products
Laboratory reagents and chemicals
Price POA
CAS Number 7631-99-4
Formula NaNO3
Molecular Weight 85.99
Purity 99.0%
Appearance white powder or coluorless crystals
Availability In Stock
Storage Conditions room temperature

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