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Potassium Nitrate

Formula: KNO3
Alternate Names: Niter, Saltpeter, KNO3

Oxide Weight94.20
Formula Weight202.15
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Prepared by the interaction of sodium nitrate and potassium chloride. It is used in glazes, glass and enamels for its oxidizing and fluxing properties.

Oxidation enamels usually contain 2-4% potassium or sodium nitrate to maintain oxidizing conditions during smelting to prevent reduction of compounds such as lead or antimony. Enamels with niter thus tend to froth during melting.

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