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.