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, saltpetre (salt′pēt′ĕr) [L. sal petrae, salt of rock]
A common name for potassium nitrate.
CAS # 7757-79-1

Chile saltpeter

A common name for sodium nitrate, NaNO3; a crystalline powder, saline in taste and soluble in water.
CAS # 7631-99-4

saltpeter, saltpetre

potassium nitrate.
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The power of its fulmination is probably from this, that particles of gold are released by sulphur from the bonds of salt, its contrary, expedited by means of fire and as if broken free from prison to the point of vehemently leaping apart into the air with a loud report, in the same way as sulphur and nitre in that vulgar fulminating powder, detained by the fixed salt of tartar, then released by the heat of fire with no little explosion, dissipates in the winds.
The charcoal blue is a deeper color than the oxide black we see today, while the nitre blue of steel creates a blue that almost glows in the dark.
470 Nitre Express was one of several cartridges developed to replace the .
In delicata chestiune nitre reglementare si autodisciplina nu este usor sa indicam cea mai buna solutie, aceasta fiind legata de prea multe variabile care merg de la mentalitatea diferita a consumatorului pana la schimbarile rapide in domeniul comertului.
For example, Roman nobles as early as 1550 cooled their wines in a mixture of nitre (potassium nitrate) and snow (Gamgee, 1877).
Beloved wife of the late Nitre, much loved mam of Betty and Tony, Allan and Nita.
In the Academy, research is undertaken to "condens[e] Air into a dry tangible Substance, by extracting the Nitre, and letting the aqueous or fluid Particles percolate" (173), just as in Salomon's House the scientists "qualify the air as we think good and proper for the cure of divers diseases, and preservation of health" (481).
Like Holmes and Watson, Jardine and Stewart adduce strong evidence to suggest, on the contrary, that Bacon had been in for some time, that he was a chronic physic-taker (or drug addict), and that he probably killed himself by the self-administration of inhaled nitre or opiates in a vain attempt to alleviate his suffering.
Lignum on the western half of the floodplain area probably extended further along the floodplain channels in conjunction with other species such as Nitre Goosefoot.
Wash her of the nitre of which the prophet speaks, and then take your ease with her.
Eliza Oldtield, grocer, Church Fenton, was summoned at Sherburn County Sessions last week for selling sweet nitre which was not up to the standard of the "British Pharmacopoeia.