Sodium Nitrate


HS Code: 31025000

Chemical Formula: NaNO3

Sodium nitrate is the chemical compound with the formula NaNO ?. This alkali metal nitrate salt is also known as Chile saltpeter to distinguish it from ordinary saltpeter, potassium nitrate. The mineral form is also known as nitratine, nitratite or soda niter.

Formula: NaNO3
IUPAC ID: Sodium nitrate
Molar mass: 84.9947 g/mol
Melting point: 308 °C
Density: 2.26 g/cm³
Boiling point: 380 °C

Sodium nitrate is a white solid very soluble in water. It is a readily available source of the nitrate anion (NO3−), which is useful in several reactions carried out on industrial scales for the production of fertilizers, pyrotechnics and smoke bombs, glass and pottery enamels, food preservatives (esp. meats), and solid rocket propellant. It has been mined extensively for these purposes.


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