Properties[change | change source]
Potassium perchlorate is a colorless crystalline solid. It dissolves in water only a little. It is an oxidizing agent. It can react with glucose to make carbon dioxide, potassium chloride, and water. It can be mixed with sulfur, while potassium chlorate cannot safely be mixed.
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Uses[change | change source]
It is used as a rocket propellant. It can also be used in fireworks and other explosives. Ammonium perchlorate is used more, though.