Contractions. - Kali-chl. K-cl.
Synonym. - Kali Chloricum.
Present name. - Potassic Chlorate. KClO3.
Chlorate of Potash.
This may be obtained from the manufacturing chemists and re-crystallized.
Characters and Tests. - In colourless rhomboidal crystalline plates, with a cool saline taste, sparingly soluble in cold water. It explodes when triturated with Sulphur. Its solution is not affected by Nitrate of Silver, or Oxalate of Ammonia. By heat it fuses, gives off oxygen gas, and leaves a white residue, readily forming with water a neutral solution, which is precipitated white by Nitrate of Silver, and yellow by Perchloride of Platinum.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Arch., xvi.
Proper forms for dispensing. - lx, Trituration only. 1 and 3x, Solution only. 2 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules,