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Potassium nitrate

> From: Jerry Baker <jerrybaker at attbi_com>
> Subject: Re: Buying KNO3 -- Stump Removers
> I wouldn't worry a lot about NaOH in KNO3. Think of KNO3 as a HNO3 
> (nitric acid) solution with K dissolved in it. I wonder if the NaOH is 
> added to counter the acidity of the NO3?

	Think of KNO3 as HNO3 neutralised with KOH.  It's not acidic -
it's the salt of a strong acid and a strong base.

Paul Sears        Ottawa, Canada