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One gram seems an awful lot of chlorate to test for detonation! One-tenth of a gram (roughly the point of a spatula) seems safer: this is still enough to seem detonation, but not sufficient for the explosion to be too harmful... Physchim62 (talk) 09:46, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
Catalyst vs. Oxidizer
Perhaps some information shlould be added in regards to potassium chlorate's welding applications. Solidox, etc.
Chlorates with Sulfur
The first rule about fireworks is never mix sulfur compounds with chlorates. They avoid this like the plague. You aren't even suppost to use certain gums as binders because of the fact there are small traces of sulfur. Since this process can produce small ammounts of acid and also the sulfur may contain a very light ammount of acid.
Solubility in water
This article states, "Potassium chlorate's insolubility means it is easy to separate from soluble contaminants..."
However, as stated on the silver chlorate page (among others I'm sure) ",Like all chlorates, [silver chlorate] is water soluble."
I believe that all chlorates are soluble, but I haven't changed it.
I'll second that. You can buy this compound in the form of small white pills for use as 'oxygenating tablets for small bowls or aquariums. Supa Aquatic Suppliers Ltd. Sheffield, UK sells them. It appears to dissolve in water when I tried them. See link supa-aquatics.co.uk I'll change the article line.
With Gummy Bears
Looking at various websites, the melting point is listed as 368C, not 356C. Does the melting point have a source listed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:11, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
Is there some sort of reference for the NFPA code given in the article I could use? According to Wolfram Alpha, the code is different, so I am curious which is more accurate.