from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The anionic univalent group ClO3 derived from chloric acid, or a compound containing this group.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Potassium and sodium chlorates are now manufactured on a large scale by electrolysis of strong solutions in water of the corresponding chlorids.
- noun A salt of chloric acid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Chem.) A salt of chloric acid.
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- noun chemistry any
saltof chloric acid; chlorates are powerful oxidizing agents
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- noun any salt of chloric acid
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Any type of sugar will make a big boom on a bed of potassium chlorate, which is simply an oxidizing agent.
Here is a salt called chlorate of potassa, which is now made in large quantities for bleaching, and chemical and medical uses, and for pyrotechnic and other purposes.
In this crucible I have mixed together just one ounce of sugar and one and one-eighth ounces of solidified oxygen, solidified by the force of chemical affinity and bound up in a white salt called chlorate of potash.
Locally, the use of mouth-washes, such as chlorate of potash or black wash diluted with lime-water, the insufflation of powdered iodoform and borax with
I have some pyrotechnics in my background, and to quote George Plimpton, hearing the word “chlorate” without “per” in front of it is like hearing the word “cobra” without “dead” before it.
Eka Chemicals in Marietta, Ga., is working to license sodium chlorate.
The latrines are primitive and are not disinfected with chlorate of lime.
But they can't tell the difference between nitrogen and chlorate, so if there's chlorate present, they try to use that.
EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Gummi bear dropped into molten potassium chlorate.
Gummi bear dropped into molten potassium chlorate.