Introduction: PCRT Vegetable Oil (Potassium Chlorate Reaction Test)

This is a new series where I test Various things for reactions with Potassium Chlorate, best of all I encourage the audience to also voice their Ideas on what they think I should do next. All my reactions with be mixed in a ratio of 2:1 (Potassium Chlorate, to Testing reactant...)  Unless stated otherwise...

  Hope you enjoy :)


rimar2000 (author)2014-05-04

Very interesting ideas. Maybe you could try with Diesel fuel, flour, sawdust, etc, and see how they work as rocket propellers. Also using Potassium Nitrate instead of Chlorate.

All very good suggestions, I will try Potassium Nitrate in the future when I can get my hand on some... Have to get some Potassium Hydroxide so I can make it, now that it is spring I should be able to leach some from wood ash.

As far as I know, in USA is relatively easy to get potassium nitrate, and is cheaper because it is used to dissolve tree stumps.

That's what I heard also... But truth is I've searched for it a lot and have been unable to find it...

rimar2000 (author)rimar20002014-05-04

Maybe if you "micronize" the Nitrate in a ball mill, it would be more effective.

Or Corn Milling it. :)