Definition of Sodium nitrate

1. Noun. (NaNO3) used especially as a fertilizer and explosive.

Exact synonyms: Soda Niter
Substance meronyms: Fertiliser, Fertilizer, Plant Food
Generic synonyms: Nitrate

Definition of Sodium nitrate

1. Noun. (chemistry) the sodium salt of nitric acid, NaNO3; used as a food preservative, and as an oxidizing agent in explosives etc. ¹

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Medical Definition of Sodium nitrate

1. NaNO3;formerly used for dysentery and as a diuretic. Synonym: Chilean saltpeter, cubic niter. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sodium Nitrate

sodium iodide
sodium iodide iodine-131
sodium isotopes
sodium lactate
sodium lamp
sodium lamps
sodium lauryl sulfate
sodium lauryl sulphate
sodium levothyroxine
sodium liothyronine
sodium metabisulfite
sodium methicillin
sodium methylarsonate
sodium methylprednisolone succinate
sodium morrhuate
sodium nitrate (current term)
sodium nitrite
sodium nitroferricyanide
sodium nitroprusside
sodium nucleate
sodium orthophosphate
sodium oxybate
sodium p-aminohippurate
sodium p-aminophenylarsonate
sodium perborate
sodium peroxide
sodium pertechnetate
sodium pertechnetate tc 99m
sodium phenolsulfonate
sodium phosphate

Literary usage of Sodium nitrate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... and potassium chlorate); Kellow and Short's safety powder (tanbark or sawdust, potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, potassium chlorate and sulphur) ..."

2. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"The "caliche" averages about 25 per cent. sodium nitrate and the lower limit of ... sodium nitrate 14-25 Potassium nitrate 2-3 Sodium chloride 8-50 Sodium ..."

3. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"sodium nitrate, NaNO,. Preparation.—Exactly neutralize pure nitric acid with pure ... A solution of sodium nitrate must not be made turbid by solution of ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"Reduction of sodium nitrate in the Animal Body.—DRS. ... Experiments which show that sodium nitrate can act as a poison, owing to its conversion into ..."

5. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"The grade KM 1'. is the one most commonly used, and is bold at the price of common saltpetre blasting powder ; it is composed of sodium nitrate 04 pc, ..."

6. Manual of qualitative chemical analysis by Karl Remigius Fresenius (1883)
"A solution of sodium nitrate must not be made turbid by solution of silver nitrate or barium ... sodium nitrate serves as a very powerful oxidizing agent, ..."

7. Journal of the American Chemical Societyby American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1901)
"A paper on '' The Decomposition of sodium nitrate by Sulphuric Acid, Part II," by CW Volney, was read by the author. Edward Gudeman presented a brief paper ..."

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