saltpetre

a) Potassium nitrate.
b) Sodium nitrate.
Syn: Chilean saltpeter, Chilean saltpetre, nitrate of potash, niter, nitre, potassium nitrate, caliche, Chile saltpeter, Chile saltpetre, soda niter, soda nitre, sodium nitrate

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  • saltpetre — (US saltpeter) ► NOUN ▪ potassium nitrate or (Chile saltpetre) sodium nitrate. ORIGIN Latin salpetra, probably representing sal petrae salt of rock …   English terms dictionary

  • saltpetre — chiefly British spelling of SALTPETER (Cf. saltpeter) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • saltpetre — or nitre also spelled saltpeter or niter Transparent, colourless, or white powder or crystals of potassium nitrate (KNO3), found native in deposits. It is a strong oxidizing agent (see oxidation reduction), used in fireworks, explosives, matches …   Universalium

  • saltpetre, GB — kalio nitratas statusas T sritis chemija formulė KNO₃ atitikmenys: angl. Indian Saltpeter, US; Indian saltpetre, GB; nitre; potassium nitrate; saltpeter, US; saltpeter; saltpetre, GB rus. индийская селитра; калиевая селитра; калий азотнокислый;… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Saltpetre — Saltpeter Salt pe ter, Saltpetre Salt pe tre,, n. [F. salp[^e]tre, NL. sal petrae, literally, rock salt, or stone salt; so called because it exudes from rocks or walls. See {Salt}, and {Petrify}.] (Chem.) Potassium nitrate; niter; a white… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saltpetre — [sɔ:lt pi:tə, sɒ ] (US saltpeter) noun potassium nitrate or (Chile saltpetre) sodium nitrate. Origin ME: from OFr. salpetre, from med. L. salpetra, prob. representing sal petrae salt of rock (i.e. found as an encrustation); the change in the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • saltpetre — /sɒltˈpitə / (say solt peetuh) noun 1. → potassium nitrate. 2. → Chile saltpetre. Also, US, saltpeter. {alteration (after salt) of Middle English salpetre, from Medieval Latin sal petrae salt of the rock} …   Australian English dictionary

  • saltpetre, GB — salietra statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Šarminio, šarminių žemių metalo ar amonio nitratas. atitikmenys: angl. saltpeter, US; saltpetre, GB rus. селитра …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • saltpetre — salietra statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Azoto trąšos, kurių azotas yra nitratų NO₃ pavidalo. Būna gamtinės (mineralai) ir dirbtinės – nitrato (azoto) rūgšties druskos. atitikmenys: angl. nitre; saltpetre vok. Salpeter, m… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • saltpetre — salietra statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nitratų klasės mineralas (nitronatritas, nitrokalitas ir kt.), naudojamas trąšoms, parakui gaminti. atitikmenys: angl. nitre; saltpetre vok. Salpeter, m rus. селитра, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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