a crystalline, water-soluble compound, NaNO3, that occurs naturally as soda niter: used in fertilizers, explosives, and glass, and as a color fixative in processed meats.
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How to use sodium nitrate in a sentence
The solutions in the two beakers are connected by means of a salt-bridge containing sodium nitrate.The Elements of Qualitative Chemical Analysis, vol. 1, parts 1 and 2. | Julius Stieglitz
In the United States powder for blasting contains sodium nitrate instead of potassium nitrate.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various
It was thought that sodium nitrate might possibly have to be used as a substitute.America's Munitions 1917-1918 | Benedict Crowell
Under this process ammonium nitrate is produced by the double decomposition of ammonium sulphate and sodium nitrate.America's Munitions 1917-1918 | Benedict Crowell
After neutralizing a solution of sodium hydroxide with nitric acid, there remained after evaporation 100 g. of sodium nitrate.An Elementary Study of Chemistry | William McPherson
British Dictionary definitions for sodium nitrate
a white crystalline soluble solid compound occurring naturally as Chile saltpetre and caliche and used in matches, explosives, and rocket propellants, as a fertilizer, and as a curing salt for preserving food such as bacon, ham, and cheese (E251). Formula: NaNO 3
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Scientific definitions for sodium nitrate
A poisonous, white, crystalline compound used in solid rocket propellants, in matches, as a fertilizer, and in curing meat. Chemical formula: NaNO3.
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