chlorate explosive

chlorate explosive

[′klȯr‚āt ik′splō·siv]
(materials)
A type of explosive with a potassium chlorate base; a substitute for black powder in which potassium chlorate is used in place of potassium nitrate. Also known as chlorate powder.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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