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Potasium Nitrate

Alternate Names: Saltpeter

Oxide Analysis Formula
K2O 100.00% 1.00
LOI53.41%
Oxide Weight 94.20
Formula Weight 202.19

Notes

Used in the glass industry as a source of K2O. It is the mineral form of potassium nitrate.

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Typecodes Flux Source
Materials that source Na2O, K2O, Li2O, CaO, MgO and other fluxes but are not feldspars or frits. Remember that materials can be flux sources but also perform many other roles. For example, talc is a flux in high temperature glazes, but a matting agent in low temperatures ones. It can also be a flux, a filler and an expansion increaser in bodies.
Materials Potassium Nitrate

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