potassium chlorate


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potassium chlorate

[pə′tas·ē·əm ′klȯr‚āt]
(inorganic chemistry)
KClO3 Transparent, colorless crystals or a white powder with a melting point of 356°C; soluble in water, alcohol, and alkalies; used as an oxidizing agent, for explosives and matches, and in textile printing and paper manufacture.
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Hydrogen peroxide was tested in this study as a representative of the peroxide explosives, and potassium chlorate was tested as a representative of the chemical oxygen generators.
Tenders are invited for Capacity Verification & Registration of Firmes for supply of potassium chlorate technical gr-1 in crystal form spech:-is-708-1987 (2nd rev) reaffirmed 2005 dc no.
IEDs prepared at the dismantled unit also contained rich quantity of potassium chlorate to cause maximum damage as had been witnessed in the recent attacks on motorcade of Inspector General Balochistan police on May 12 late night which left the buildings around blast site severely shattered.
Both of these were improvised low explosive compositions, one made up of ammonium nitrate, potassium and other chemical substances, the other of acetone, nitrocellulose, potassium chlorate, antimony and sulphur.
These bombs contained 15 per cent high explosive RDX and TNT and 85 per cent potassium chlorate and sulphur.
The explosives were locally made with potassium chlorate weighing four to six kilograms and ball bearings.
During the raids, police also confiscated dozens of bombs, 12 firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, dozens of bows and arrows and 5 kilograms of potassium chlorate, he added.
The heart of the problem is the potassium chlorate typically making up 50 percent or more of the corrosive priming mixture.
We heated a mix of manganese dioxide and potassium chlorate to produce oxygen, which we collected and tested with a glowing splint.
The bomb was a mix of potassium chlorate, sulphur and aluminium powder with the boxes stacked in 12 cabinets.
The packages contained high explosives, or sometimes a "fiery cigar," a powerful incendiary device consisting of a lead tube containing potassium chlorate and sulphuric acid separated by a copper disk.
Tenders are invited for Potassium chlorate for explosive and pyrotechnic industry gr-1, crystals specn: is:708-1987 (2nd revision) with amendment no.

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