Sodium nitrate (NaNO3)

Substance: sodium nitrate.

Also known as: Caliche Chile saltpeter Nitrate of soda Nitratine Peru saltpeter Soda niter Cubic niter

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Hazard information warning

Lower systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • May intensify fire; oxidizer
  • Causes serious eye irritation

Precautionary statements

  • Keep/Store away from clothing/…/combustible materials. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.

Experiments with this reagent