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soda niter:see sodium nitratesodium nitrate,
chemical compound, NaNO3, a colorless, odorless crystalline compound that closely resembles potassium nitrate (saltpeter or niter) in appearance and chemical properties. It is soluble in water, alcohol, and liquid ammonia.
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soda niter[′sōd·ə ′nīd·ər]
NaNO3 A colorless to white mineral composed of sodium nitrate, crystallizing in the rhombohedral division of the hexagonal system; hardness is 1½ to 2 on Mohs scale and specific gravity is 2.266. Also known as nitratine; Peru saltpeter.
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