A chemical compound which occurs in mineral niter and is a natural solid source of nitrogen is called as potassium nitrate. Potassium nitrate is known for natural solid source of nitrogen and its common name includes saltpeter. Major uses of potassium nitrate are fertilizers, rocket propellants and fireworks etc and are considered as one of the constituent of gun powder. Potassium nitrate highly used in fertilizer which is a source of nitrogen and potassium which are also two of the macro nutrients and also is one of three components of black powder along with powdered charcoal where it acts as an oxidizer.
Potassium nitrate is considered to be an efficient oxidizer which produces lilac flame due to burning of potassium and also is a component of tree stump remover as it accelerates the natural decomposition of the stump. Also potassium nitrate was used to ensure the complete combustion of paper cartridges for cap and ball covers. In pharmacology it is used in toothpastes for sensitive teeth and also combats high blood pressure as it was once used as a hypotensive. Potassium nitrate contains three basic elements as the main element being potassium which is soft, light, silver material, nitrogen a colorless which is also odorless gas and also container oxygen.
Potassium nitrate is highly soluble in hot water and also in cold water and it is considered as strong oxidizing agent which burns and explodes when it reacts with other organic compounds. There are varieties of uses of potassium nitrate which are it is used in fertilizers as it contains all macro nutrients which are needed for growth of plant species and has potassium which is vital for growth of plants. Potassium nitrate is highly used as food preservatives for many food items including meat, production of brine and also making corned beef. Potassium nitrate is very commonly used in cigarettes which help burning tobacco evenly and also used as a diuretic in medicine as it is added to drugs which sure back pain and joint pain. Potassium nitrate is largely used in pharmaceutical and chemical industries which are into making of many products.\