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Is this Potassium nitrate good? Answered

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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Waren-Neutron
Waren-Neutron

10 years ago

to know it is a potassium nitrate
all you have to do is test it

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

It should give you a % on the bottle. BP is a British Pharmacopoeia preparation of potassium nitrate for medicinal use, it's not necessarily high purity. L

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messmaker
messmaker

Answer 10 years ago

should be atleast 99.9% A-grade =]

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago


Is that AR grade, or higher?

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messmaker
messmaker

Answer 10 years ago

Its the main grade. I've never seen it in any other grade. but if your making gun powder you have to have electric scales, and have the measurments absolutely perfect.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago


Well I think anything over 80% is probably going to work.

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messmaker
messmaker

Answer 10 years ago

no, anything over 90% but you wont get the same gunpowder effect. u need 99.9% to get the real gun powder effect.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago

It is not very clear what they actually want to do with it. Black powder isn't mentioned, fuses are something else. I wouldn't disagree with you over black powder.

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69lotto69
69lotto69

11 years ago

well in canada or should i say in quebec there is none of these in any shops =_=

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messmaker
messmaker

Answer 10 years ago

its illegal =] try the pharmacist. and whenn they ask, say its to cure meat xD seriously, it can be used for that.

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69lotto69
69lotto69

11 years ago

well from what i saw the fuse was kno3 alone rolled in a tissu but it didnt work so i found another way to do it

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69lotto69
69lotto69

11 years ago

well my mom never approved online buying so i cant buy anything online until i got my own credit card wich will tkae time