Sodium Nitrate

Formula: NaNO3
Molecular Weight: 84.99
Melting point: 3080C
Boiling point: 3800C
State at room temperature: Solid
Molecular or Ionic?: Ionic
Molecular geometry:Trigonal
Characteristics: sodium nitrate can be found as white powder and as a colorless crystal
Uses of compound: Used in fertilizers, explosives, rocket propellents, and in glass and pottery enamels
Extra information: Sodium nitrate is also known as Chile Saltpeter, and mining of this compound is very profitable in Chile, Peru, and Bolivia
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