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Is this Potassium nitrate good?

Well i bought some potassium nitrate.on the bottle it say saltpetre,potassium nitrate,B.P and in small letter its written Saline Diuritic. I want to know if its a good type of potassium nitrate to use because i tried to make a fuse out of it and it failed miserably.....and also mine is in small grains while what i see from know is powder. Answer me plz

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potassium nitrate reaction with hydrochloric acid?

I recently mixed sugar and potassium nitrate to make a rocket. i ignited the mix and after it was done burning it left a molten pool of what i assume is potassium nitrate. i pored hydrochloric acid on the solidified pool and i produced a large amount of heat and was creating a brown-red gas. the gas was heavier than air because it sank to the bottom. can anyone tell me what this gas was?

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How to prepare Potassium Nitrate (KNO3) using Nitric Acid (HNO3) for industrial purpose? Answered

I know the reaction is KCl + HNO3 gives KNO3 + HCl; but please let me know what are the rxn temperature, more about the reaction parameters etc.

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Where do you get potassium nitrate?

Where do you get potassium nitrate (saltpeter) or KNo3? I want to use it for rocket motors. Please don't put any ebay or other online site suggestions, I want to see if I can get it locally. I live in the US.

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Potassium nitrate as a oxidizer in liquid fuel rocket?

Would potassium nitrate work as a oxidizer in a liquid fuel rocket?

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Potassium nitrate as a oxidizer in liquid fuel rocket?

Would potassium nitrate work as a oxidizer in a liquid fuel rocket?

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can u use potassium iodide instead of potassium nitrate in smoke bombs??

Can u use potassium iodide instead of potassium nitrate in smoke bombs?? if not please give me another substitute

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how much potassium nitrate should i use to speed growth of watermelon seedlings?

Hi, I have several KG's of potassium nitrate, and am currectly growing watermelons, among other plants, however my concern is mostly with the watermelons. I live in mackay, tropical queensland, the sun here is very harsh, and when the wind blows, well, its pretty hard. i have only a limited amount of time before these seedlings use up all the nutrients in their dirt, (they are currently in an egg carton filled with dirt), and each their maximum size before they start to starve. I want to know, how much potassium nitrate i can use to boost their growth to get them as big as possible for when they go outside. Where i live, the house is pretty aerodynamic, you exprenice windyness from all four sides, so i need them as strong as possible for that time that i plant them outside, in large individual pots, until theyve grown enough to be planted around my spoon drain. Anyway, i need to get them to grow ALLOT, and i have the potassium nitrate, however, nitrate is toxic to plants, so i need to know what a safe quantity might be. im not asking for the exact best value, but just anything that will aid in boosting growth before they get repotted would be great. thanks. also, my tomatos, black russian and some random huge tomato, is growing very slowly, would nitrate help them also? and pumpkin, when the seed sprouted, part of the seed was dead, and so two starter leaves were bound together, and died, leaving it leafless. new leaves are starting to appear, but not fast enough as its turning yellow, again, would nitrate help?

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Nitric Acid??? Answered

If I electrolyze potassium nitrate mixed in water, then would it bubble out potassium and oxygen with an exothermic reaction to make nitric acid? From what I think I know I would be taking the potassium ion away from the nitrate ion so the nitrate would then combine with the water releasing oxygen to form nitric acid.

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WHERE CAN YOU GET POTASSIUM NITRATE (KNO3) FROM???!!!

Where can you get potassium nitrate (KNO3) in Lithuania? In Lithuanian: Lietuviškai: Iš kur imanoma gauti kalio salietros (KNO3) Lietuvoje?

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Where do you get Salt Peter (potassium nitrate)????

Does any body know where to get Salt Peter (potassium nitrate) but not from uni's or from the internet?? If not how do u make it?

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potassium nitrate can i make it from pee?

I have herd that you can make potassium nitrate by doing something to pee

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where can u find potassium nitrate from fertilizer ? Answered

In what type of fertilizer can u find potassium nitrate

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what makes the best flash powder?potassium permanganate or nitrate?

Hello, currently performing operation "shoe candle" , for yowee. this operation is basically videoing the destruction of various fruit using flash powder or hmtd in a small 1-2ml glass vial. now, i have chosen my prefered explosive to be flash powder because after seeing the damage hmtd does when detonated in this way, i became frightful for my own safety, considering it lifted 1kg of dirt 30cm into the air and destabilizing it and making it fell as if it were dug up and loosly fille din again. ANYWAY i have come across a slight problem because i cant readily make aluminim powder enough to experiment with flash powder concuctions, and also i have about 4kg of finely powderd potassium nitrate lying around, wheras permanganate costs $10 for 25g at the pharmacy i would like to ask you instructables members, would flash powder made with potassium nitrate combust better than flash powder made with potassium permanganate the current mix i am using is 3 parts permanganate / 2 parts aluminium powder/ 1 part sulfur apparently this is the recipe for the old M-80's firecrackers i want to know if a equal or more powerful mix can be used by using potassium nitrate whoever answers will receive a best answer from me

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Chemical

Hi, I really need help here I need to find a website or company who sell chemical in Canada (Quebec) At least sell these two chemical ( not for a high price preferably) --Potassium Thiocyanate-- --Ferric Nitrate -- i don't need big bottle just a couple of Gram (maybe 10g-20g) Wishing someone will help me; Koax

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How to make potassium nitrate (aka. kno3 / saltpeter) from fertilizer ????

Hello i would like to hear if anyone knows how to extract kno3 from fertilizer? i got a fertilizer with 28% kno3 but i dont know exactly how to get the kno3 out of it :)

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is it possible to obtain pure concentrated kno3(potassium nitrate) in the us,legally?

Im making,well trying to make high power two stage rockets and need pure kno3

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other uses for and where to find saltpeter? Answered

Saltpeter/saltpetre/kno3/potassium nitrate: I know it can help make blackpowder/smoke bombs but what other uses could it be used for? also where abouts could I find it in Massachusetts (USA)

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Guidance on making a model rocket engine?

First, I've seen both potassium nitrate and ammonium nitrate being used in rocket fuel. What are the differences? Second, how much temperature does a rocket nozzle need to withstand? Would JB Weld work for the nozzle?

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What is this incredibly hot liquid called? Answered

Well me and my friend added KNO3 and sugar to a tin coffee mix container to see the reaction. So it all went well (smoke shot all around and stuff the can turned red hot. ) but when I got to the can after I noticed it was still smoking a little I noticed that there was a tan-ish colored fluid at the bottom of the can that seemed to be the source of the smoke. Out of curiosity I dropped the dead match And I was surprised to see that it had lit on fire and completely disintegrated in less than 5 seconds. Anything I put in it (Paper cup plastic bottle) was burned and dissolved. It wasn't until I poured cold water in(after which boiled instantly) was i able to dump the liquid into the ground. So my question is what was that stuff?

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how do i extract potassium ferrate from solution? Answered

Making potassium ferrate iron sulfate and potassium nitrate (more powerful oxidizer than bleach) in an alkaline solution cant seen to extract the potassium ferrate crystals from the potassium hydroxide i did get it to turn pink so i know i have it potassium ferrate as this video shows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUvdETUQPuo

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Can you use nitric acid + sodium hydroxide to make sodium nitrate? Answered

I am trying to make some small rockets and I can't get or make KNO3 (It's banned and I can't find potassium chloride in any supermarkets, if you know where to find it please tell) so I have been making sodium nitrate out of ammonium nitrate and sodium hydroxide as a substitute, so in trying to make the process cheaper I have found this HN03 + NaOH = NaNO3 + H2O will this work?

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Things you can make with urine?

Greetings, So far, I have learned that one can make phosphorus, ammonia, and potassium nitrate from urine. http://www.ehow.com/how_4524329_make-phosphorus.html And of course it can be purified for water. I am wondering what else can be made with urine instead of wasting it? Thanks

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Saltpeter

Where can I get saltpeter (potassium nitrate) In sudbury Ontario Canada. Or just name the place where you got some.

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Does anybody know of a Canadian source of buying KNO3? Answered

I have looked everywhere in my city and cannot find anywhere that sells stump remover or any other potassium nitrate product. If somebody says "look at lowes" they should be ashamed =PI have looked at Lowes, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, and every other garden supply center around.

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can sodium nitrate be used to make a cotton string fuse that will not go out after i blow out like a gun powder fuse? Answered

I will soon make soidium nitrate but a instructable said it will absorb water and become useless qquickly so im going to plan ahead, i will make it into a fuse to ignite hydrogen balloons i let into the air for fun , the methanol string fuse keeps going out and a whole hydrogen balloon takes 12 minutes to inflate, like i sqaid im planing ahead

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How do you make fireworks/ pop pop snappers?

Also how do you get potassium nitrate in Canberra/ACT australia...

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Would putting saltpetre on a compst heap be good for the compost? Answered

Since saltpetre is sold as stump remover because it accelerates natural decomposition, would it be good for a compost heap for the same reasons?

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Aussie in trouble

Hey all u pyros out there i'm an aussie who is having a little trouble with Blackpowder ingredients, ive got charcoal (obviously) and potassium nitrate from sparklers but sulphur is impossible to find any ideas?

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I'm trying to make a simple fountain firework and just want to know if there is anything that could go wrong. Answered

I'm using 3g of potassium nitrate 1g of sulfur, charcoal, and aluminum. Is there anything i should be aware of that could possibly go wrong or is it pretty safe?

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my model rockets dont seem to work all they do is smoke i made the fuel correctly but what am i doing wrong??? Answered

I make them with 20 grams potassium nitrate and 11 grams sugar but they don't work when I compact it in the pvc.

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smoke grenades

Ok i was thinking of makeing a smoke greande with a toilet paper role and ppotassium nitrate with sugarand i was like wat the hell is potassium nitrate and i looked it up and i found out its basicaly dried up piss mixed with sugar(if im rong blamb wikapidia)also i was wondering what would be a good other ingreadient in this to make it more smoke but not for it to creat a pulpution thing like maby smoke coming form both sides because i was watching thes video heres the linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg4gs9mQRLA

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smoke greandes

Ok i was thinking of makeing a smoke greande with a toilet paper role and ppotassium nitrate with sugarand i was like wat the hell is potassium nitrate and i looked it up and i found out its basicaly dried up piss mixed with sugar(if im rong blamb wikapidia)also i was wondering what would be a good other ingreadient in this to make it more smoke but not for it to creat a pulpution thing like maby smoke coming form both sides because i was watching thes video heres the linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg4gs9mQRLA

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when making a rocket engine do you need to use pure kno3(potassium nitrate) or will any stump remover do? Answered

I need max thrust witch is why I'm asking,and if you know of an even more powerful engine mix be it liquid or solid please do tell.

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Caustic Soda / Lye / Sodium Hyrdroxide

I need some Caustic Soda for my next Instructable, and I've found a drain-cleaning product with Sodium Hydroxide listed as the main ingredient. (Potassium Nitrate as the second, yay!) Is there any way to measure the purity of any of the ingredients? Does anybody know of a better source of lye? (As it's kind of a pain to sift out the pellets of saltpeter from the mix.)

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What is The Best Anti Static Spray for Flash Powder ? Answered

I plan on making a small amount of flash powder for recreational uses, and would like to keep my limbs attached to my torso. What kind of anti static spray should i use? I can't seem to find any results on the web about what kind of anti static spray i should use... Does it matter? Is any better than the other? Thankies!

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Smoke bombs that explode on contact

My idea is as followshave an outer layerthen inside that is a layer of a shock reactant chemical or substancethen another very thin shellthen the inner core of a regular sugar & potassium nitrate smoke bombthe way it works is the bomb will hit the ground causing the first chemical to react then that ignites the smoke bomb which will make smoke billow out a designated holemy example and original idea includes Nitrogen Triiodide and the regular smoke bomb mixtureps. if you want to know how to make these things go tohttps://www.instructables.com/id/E5YK8KLTDKEQOEX3CK/?ALLSTEPS for nitrogen triiodidehttps://www.instructables.com/id/E6F4H9Z605EP2867LO/?ALLSTEPS for the smoke bomb

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How to grow a crystals with gypsum and other materials?

Dear: Instructables Just to let you know I am limited to materials in my house. I want to grow a crystal with plaster like plaster of Paris but I am running into a few problems. I know that Gypsum or plaster of Paris is already a crystal but it doesn't have the necessary hardness I want. I want It to have a hardness of a minimum of 6 on the Mohs's scale. I also am limited to chemistry knowledge. I've been trying all day to design a crystal with the specifications I want but I've been having trouble trying to draw a Lewis dot diagram for plaster of Paris. I am not that good at drawing Lewis dot diagrams unfortunately. Here are some materials in my house I think I could use to incorporate with the homemade crystals. Acetone Potassium Chloride Sugar Baking Soda Potassium Nitrate and more... Can I have some help please? Thank you. From: Noah

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Smoke bombs that explode on contact - version II

Smoke bombs that explode on contactmy idea is as followshave an outer layerinside that you have small glass capsules which will break and ignite the negative-Xthen another very very thin shellthen the inner core of a regular sugar & potassium nitrate smoke bombthe way it works is the bomb will hit the ground causing the the glass around the water to breake causing the negative-X to react then that ignites the smoke bomb which will make smoke billow out a designated holeps. if you want to know how to make these things go tohttp://www.unitednuclear.com/negx.htm for Negative-Xhttps://www.instructables.com/id/E6F4H9Z605EP2867LO/?ALLSTEPSfor the smoke bomb

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sodium pyrosulfite/Bonide stump out

Well today I went to the home depot planning on picking up some grants stump remover, they were all out and the only other similar item was bonide stump out, it didn't have an ingredient list, and really wasn't comfortable asking the sales guy if this stump remover had explosives in it. (Especially since im 15.) so i bought it came home and did some research. So this crap has no potassium nitrate, but i found its 98% sodium pyrosulfite, now the name has the word PYRO in it so I'm hoping someone out their knows something I can do with it, right now all i have figured out is when it comes in contact with water it makes sodium dioxide, which is really smelly gas, so I have an idea for an impact stink bomb, any other ideas.

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FREE DOWNLOAD Anarchy Cookbook Version 2000

Beware, this download can can you into trouble with law enforcement as well as injuring yourself, others and property. Read with care, and use your common sense. There are 219 items, but below is just a selection. Versions of this book have been on various sites on the www for some years. www.archive.org/details/Anarchy_Cookbook ANARCHY COOKBOOK VERSION 2000 Pictures and Reformatting for Word6 by Louis Helm   Table of Contents 1.Counterfeiting Money 2.Credit Card Fraud 4.Picking Master Locks 5.The Arts of Lockpicking I 6.The Arts of Lockpicking II 8.High Tech Revenge: The Beigebox 27.How to make Potassium Nitrate 28.Exploding Lightbulbs 29.Under water igniters 30.Home-brew blast cannon 35.Phone Systems Tutorial I 36.Phone Systems Tutorial II 37.Basic Alliance Teleconferencing 38.Aqua Box Plans 39.Hindenberg Bomb 41.Phone Systems Tutorial III 42.Black Box Plans 43.The Blotto Box 44.Blowgun 45.Brown Box Plans 46.Calcium Carbide Bomb 47.More Ways to Send a Car to Hell 48.Ripping off Change Machines 49.Clear Box Plans 91.Remote Informer Issue #4 92.Remote Informer Issue #5 93.Phreaker's Guide to Loop Lines 94.Ma-Bell Tutorial 95.Getting Money out of Pay Phones 96.Computer-based PBX 97.PC-Pursuit Port Statistics 98.Pearl Box Plans 99.The Phreak File 100.Red Box Plans 101.RemObS 102.Scarlet Box Plans 103.Silver Box Plans 104.Bell Trashing 105.Canadian WATS Phonebook 106.Hacking TRW 107.Hacking VAX & UNIX 108.Verification Circuits 109.White Box Plans 110.The BLAST Box www.archive.org/details/Anarchy_Cookbook

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what do i need to do to use sparkler fountain black powder in a homemade fuse?

Hi, a fireworks sparkler fountain that i had lying around in my room has dropped its contents as the base clay stuff crumbled away, and what i was left with was a paper case full of fountain powder. the kind of fountain is the kkind that is it a paper tube like normal fireworks, but make a spray of sparks fames and colours of the ground, not a sparkler stick, now sparkler fountain powder isnt like gun powder, this stuff burns slowly, probably because it has less oxidizer. what i need to know, is what i should do to the powder to make it suitable to use as normal black powder when making a fuse using dextrin in the proportions 10/1. i have access to a large amount of potassium nitrate, do i perhaps need to add more of it to the sparkler powder.

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How can I make a fireworks fuse without having to buy all those rare chemicals?

I have been looking around over all of the internet for a simple and good way to make a fireworks fuse. And I have found nothing. Nothing at all. I live in Sweden where we don't have as much material that you in America could find in regular Groscerystores, which sucks. The best supplies I can find here is regular salpeter (which is now in a process of crystalisation), matches and lighters. This is not enough, that is where the fuse breaks in. I've been using worthless hours of work to try and find out how you could make a fuse of ragular matches or even salpeter and sugar. But all this gluing and taping, it's just not worth it! So if somebody has an answer for my question, then please answer it; How can I make the fuse with matches, string and so on..?

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