The chemical compound potassium nitrate, component of nitrate, potassium nitrate or potassium nitrate is a nitrate whose formula is KNO3. The sodium nitrate is purified and then reacted in a solution with potassium chloride (KCl), in which the less soluble potassium nitrate crystallizes.

Technical data


  • Farming:
    Potassium nitrate is the most used source of potassium in fertirrigation, being its consumption very generalized in all types of crops, both annual and permanent.
    It is a fertilizer applied via pressurized irrigation.
  • Metallurgy:
    Mainly in heat transfer baths.
  • Glass and Ceramics.
    Chemical industry:
    One of the most useful applications of potassium nitrate is the production of nitric acid.
  • Food industry:
    In food preservation as E252.
  • Other applications:
    Production of gunpowder.
    It is also a major component in compounds used to decompose organic remains more quickly, such as tree stumps, because it speeds up the decomposition process.

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