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potassium chlorate

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noun Chemistry.
a white or colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, KClO3, used chiefly as an oxidizing agent in the manufacture of explosives, fireworks, matches, bleaches, and disinfectants.
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Origin of potassium chlorate

First recorded in 1880–85
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potassium chlorate

noun
a white crystalline soluble substance used in fireworks, matches, and explosives, and as a disinfectant and bleaching agent. Formula: KClO 3
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