The decomposition temperature of potassium chlorate is known to be lowered by the presence of varying quantities of different substances, especially oxides, which act in the capacity of catalytic agents in causing the evolution of oxygen. In most instances chlorine is also liberated. This investigation on the effect of iron oxide was begun as one of a series of experiments to determine the effectiveness of various oxides in catalyzing the decomposition of potassium chlorate.
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Brown, F. E. and White, W. C. Orr
"The Decompostion of Potassium Chlorate in the Presence of Iron Oxide,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 31(1), 291-298.
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