Talk:Potassium chlorate

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Longan trees[edit]

So the last point in the introduction is true, it does seem to boost flower yields in Longan trees. But is this appropriate for the introduction? Larryisgood (talk) 15:28, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Impurity levels[edit]

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)

I'll second that - in the lab I once used a gram of the substance, and was left with one fewer crucible than I started with... Nuclear12321 (talk) 19:00, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Catalyst vs. Oxidizer[edit]

I changed oxidizer to catalyst when describing the role of manganese dioxide in the decomposition of potassium chlorate. -- 22:43, 13 July 2006 (UTC)


Perhaps some information shlould be added in regards to potassium chlorate's welding applications. Solidox, etc.

Chlorates with Sulfur[edit]

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[edit]

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 I'll change the article line.

--Quatermass (talk) 19:09, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

With Gummy Bears[edit]

Potassium Chlorate and Gummy Bear —Preceding unsigned comment added by Avitor (talkcontribs) 01:41, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Melting Point[edit]

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 (talk) 18:11, 5 February 2010 (UTC)

NFPA Code[edit]

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.

Also, just out of curiosity, why is there a reference in the article to an article about the Pope? Nuclear12321 (talk) 23:08, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Potassium chlorate/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Nobody has mentioned Claude Louis Berthollet as an Inventor of a the substance

Last edited at 02:54, 14 August 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 03:17, 30 April 2016 (UTC)