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Chile saltpetre


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A commercial mineral largely composed of sodium nitrate from the caliche deposits in Chile. Before the ammonia-oxidation process for nitrates most imported Chilean saltpetre was used by the chemical industry; its principal use today is as an agricultural source of nitrogen.

Subjects: Chemistry.


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