potassium nitrite


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potassium nitrite

[pə′tas·ē·əm ′nī‚trīt]
(inorganic chemistry)
KNO2 White, deliquescent prisms, melting at 297-450°C; soluble in water, insoluble in alcohol; strong oxidizer, exploding at over 550°C; used as an analytical reagent, in medicine, organic synthesis, pyrotechnics, and explosives.
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By preparing 100% MetHb samples with potassium nitrite, as outlined previously (5), samples with 0%, 5%,10%,15%,25%,50%,75%, and 100% MetHb were produced for each pool.