Photographers' Formulary Potassium Chlorate (10g)

Photographers' Formulary Potassium Chlorate (10g)

Photographers' Formulary Potassium Chlorate (10g)

B&H # PHPC10G MFR # 10-0950 10G
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  • Platinum/Palladium Contrast Control
  • Oxidizing Agent

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This is 10g of Potassium Chlorate from Photographers' Formulary. It is an oxidizing agent that is commonly used to adjust contrast, in conjunction with oxalic acid, when platinum or palladium printing.

UPC: 675152950017
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  • 1Description
Synonyms Potash chlorate
Chloric acid, potassium salt
Berthollet Salt
Appearance White crystals or powder
Uses Bleaching agent
Oxidizing agent
Used in platinum and palladium printing
Chemical Formula KClO3
Notes In the late 1880s it was discovered that magnesium powder, if mixed with an oxidizing agent such as potassium chlorate, would ignite with very little persuasion. This led to the introduction of flash powder. It would be spread on a metal dish the flash powder would be set off by percussion - sparks from a flint wheel, electrical fuse or just by applying a taper. However the explosive flash powder could be quite dangerous if misused. This was not really superseded until the invention of the flashbulb in the late 1920s.
Weight 0.4 oz / 10 g
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Package Weight 0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.5 x 2.5 x 2.5"
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