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Definition of Cubic niter
cubic niterSaltpeter Salt`pe"ter, Saltpetre Salt`pe"tre,, n. [F.
salp[^e]tre, NL. sal petrae, literally, rock salt, or stone
salt; so called because it exudes from rocks or walls. See
Salt, and Petrify.] (Chem.)
Potassium nitrate; niter; a white crystalline substance,
KNO3, having a cooling saline taste, obtained by leaching
from certain soils in which it is produced by the process of
nitrification (see Nitrification, 2). It is a strong
oxidizer, is the chief constituent of gunpowder, and is also
used as an antiseptic in curing meat, and in medicine as a
diuretic, diaphoretic, and refrigerant.
Chili salpeter (Chem.), sodium nitrate (distinguished from
potassium nitrate, or true salpeter), a white crystalline
substance, NaNO3, having a cooling, saline, slightly
bitter taste. It is obtained by leaching the soil of the
rainless districts of Chili and Peru. It is deliquescent
and cannot be used in gunpowder, but is employed in the
production of nitric acid. Called also cubic niter.
Saltpeter acid (Chem.), nitric acid; -- sometimes so called
because made from saltpeter. Cubic niterNiter Ni"ter, Nitre Ni"tre, n. [F. nitre, L. nitrum native
soda, natron, Gr. ?; cf. Ar. nit?n, natr?n natron. Cf.
1. (Chem.) A white crystalline semitransparent salt;
potassium nitrate; saltpeter. See Saltpeter.
2. (Chem.) Native sodium carbonate; natron. [Obs.]
For though thou wash thee with niter, and take thee
much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me.
--Jer. ii. 22.
Cubic niter, a deliquescent salt, sodium nitrate, found as
a native incrustation, like niter, in Peru and Chili,
whence it is known also as Chili saltpeter.
Niter bush (Bot.), a genus (Nitraria) of thorny shrubs
bearing edible berries, and growing in the saline plains
of Asia and Northern Africa.
Meaning of Cubic niter from wikipedia
- nitrate. The mineral
form is also known
as nitratine, nitratite
or soda niter
. Sodium nitrate
is a white deliquescent solid
in water. It...
or nitratite, also known
as cubic niter
(UK: nitre), soda niter
or Chile saltpeter
saltpetre), is a mineral, the naturally
- (HNO3), also known
as aqua fortis
(Latin for "strong water") and spirit
, is a highly corrosive mineral
acid. The pure compound
is colorless, but...
of manufacture, nitrogen oxides
by the decomposition
at high temperature
in the presence
of acid, but this process
volume. The unit cell, containing
16 atoms, has a volume
of 319.96 cubic
(2000). "Plutonium and its alloys: from...
- as nitrammite) – the ammonium analogue
(mineralogial name: niter
) – in the driest regions
of the Atacama Desert
in Chile, often
as a crust...
- solid samples
have eight kinds
, body-centered cubic
, face-centered cubic
, hexagonal, monoclinic, orthorhombic, rhombohedral...
- Neptunite Nichromite Nickel Nickeline Niedermayrite Niningerite Nissonite Niter Nitratine Nobleite Nontronite Norbergite Normandite Northupite Nosean
- of nitric
in turn was produced
from nitre. In earlier
had been confused
"natron" (sodium carbonate) – called
- the least soluble
at the bottom
and the most soluble
on top. Deposits
(pot****ium nitrate) are formed
of organic material
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