sodium nitratesodium nitrate
a clear, odorless, crystalline salt, NaNO, used in manufacturing nitric acid, sodium nitrite, explosives, fertilizers, etc., and as an oxidizing agent
A white crystalline compound, NaNO3, used in solid rocket propellants, in the manufacture of nitric acid, explosives, and glass and pottery enamel, and as fertilizer. Also called caliche . Also called Chile saltpeter . Also called soda niter .