niter or nitre: see potassium nitrate.

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  • soda niter - soda niter: soda niter: see sodium nitrate.
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  • potassium nitrate - potassium nitrate potassium nitrate, chemical compound, KNO3, occurring as colorless, prismatic ...
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  • potassium - potassium potassium , a metallic chemical element; symbol K [Lat. kalium=alkali]; at. no. 19; at. ...

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