Potassium nitrate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula KNO3. It is
an ionic salt of .... Salt petre is also an essential ingredient in making special
porridges such as kunun kanwa litera...
The process for making saltpeter is very similar to that for making potash, the
chief difference being the starting material. The soluble part of wood ash is mostly
Ancient civilizations through current day have used saltpeter for kindling by
rubbing two sticks together. Black powder is another form of saltpeter. Recipes go
Apr 22, 2013 ... Gunpowder is comprised of 75% potassium nitrate, 15% charcoal and ...
Survivalists and gun enthusiasts today enjoy (well, maybe) making ...
Instructions for the manufacture of saltpetre, by LeConte, Joseph, 1823-1901. ... I
proceed, then, to give a very brief account of the method of making these.
Saltpeter is the common name for potassium nitrate (KNO3). Using urine is an old
school method for manufacturing saltpeter. To make saltpeter from urine you ...
Feb 2, 2013 ... In this video, we make potassium nitrate using copper(II)nitrate and potassium
carbonate. WARNING: Potassium carbonate is an irritant and is ...
How to Make Potassium Nitrate. Collecting bat guano from caves used to be the
main way to obtain potassium nitrate - also known as saltpeter - but these days ...
Making your own black powder, however, is not unlawful as yet, as far as I know."
"By weight measure, black powder is made of seventy-five parts saltpeter finely ...
Without the discovery of saltpeter, black powder wouldn't exist. ... After 1915, it
became possible for the chemical engineers to make saltpeter in any amounts by