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What is saltpeter used for and is it true it reduces certain “carnal urges?”

20 Mar 2017

The second part of the question is easy to answer.  “Saltpetre,” (the term refers either to potassium or sodium nitrate) has no effect on carnal urges.  The story that this chemical was put into...

Why is Iodine added to Salt?

20 Mar 2017

When back in 1811 Bernard Courtois noticed the violet fumes produced when his seaweed extraction tank was being cleaned, he could have never dreamed that he had set the stage for one of the most...

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