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- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Potassium nitrate
- From: Paul Sears <psears at nrn1_NRCan.gc.ca>
- Date: Wed, 6 Nov 2002 10:04:27 -0500 (EST)
- In-reply-to: <200211011112.gA1BCS8d002321 at mailhub_actwin.com> from "Aquatic Plants Digest" at Nov 01, 2002 06:12:28 AM
> 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