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sodium chlorate

noun

, Chemistry.
  1. a colorless, water-soluble solid, NaClO 3 , cool and salty to the taste, used chiefly in the manufacture of explosives and matches, as a textile mordant, and as an oxidizing and bleaching agent.


sodium chlorate

noun

  1. a colourless crystalline soluble compound used as a bleaching agent, weak antiseptic, and weedkiller. Formula: NaClO 3


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sodium chlorate1

First recorded in 1880–85
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Example Sentences

The sodium chlorate and ammonium chloride are dissolved in 6½ gallons and the copper sulphate separately in 5½ gallons water.

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