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  1. Feb 11, 2004 #1
    Could potassium chlorate be used like sand to put out a fire? why

    i think the answer no becasue potassium acts crazy on fire right
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  3. Feb 11, 2004 #2


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    A metal by itself acts very differently than a metal as part of a compound. Take sodium for example. If you throw a big piece of sodium in water; it will explode. If you throw sodium chloride (table salt) in water, nothing happens.
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