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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 PotassiumNitrate Along the Silk Road By Erika Jurvetson Then &Now According to The Silk Road: Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia, Potassium Nitrate was used to make famous fireworks, Flame Flowers, Silver Flowers, and Peach blossoms in mid-8th century China. There is not an exact known date and place of where it was discovered; records went as far back as the 1st century. Potassium Nitrate had a very high importance, for it was also the first true gunpowder. Potassium Nitrate has a molecular mass of 101.10 and has a one in health, zero in flammability, and a zero in reactivity for the MSDS ratings. The main hazard is that its an oxidant and if swallowed or absorbed on skin it can cause irritation. About the Chemical Modern-Day Uses of Potassium Nitrate When heated between 550 and 790°C it loses oxygen and becomes potassium nitrite which can react expl-osively.Here is the equation, where K= Potassium and NO3= Nitrate 2 KNO3 2 KNO2 + O2 Potassium Nitrate, also known as Saltpeter,has a very wide variety of uses, largely known as a nitrate. The most common uses are to produce Nitric acid and to use as the oxidizer in blackpowder. For quite a while, blackpowder has provided the explosive power for all the world's firearms. Blackpow-der is used in certain rocket motors, but also in combination with other fuels like sugars in "rocket candy". It is also used in fireworks such as smoke bombs, made with a mixture of sucrose and potassium nitrate.Potassium Nitrate can also be used for food preservation, food preparation, fertilizer, and pharmacology.
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