Definition of sodium nitrate in English:

sodium nitrate

Syllabification: so·di·um ni·trate


  • A white powdery compound used mainly in the manufacture of fertilizers.
    • Chemical formula: NaNO3
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    • Like magic, the garden's flowers and vegetables grew at a phenomenal rate, and the market for sodium nitrate as a fertilizer was born.
    • Hassett and a 15-member research team from the U.S. and Canada found that slightly acidified sodium nitrate is able to penetrate the antibiotic-resistant organism.
    • Saltpetre or sodium nitrate is used in cured meats.

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