Potassium chlorate is a compound that contain potassium, chlorine and oxygen atoms, with the molecular formula KCLO3. It is the most common chlorate in industrial use.The combination of potassium chloride and oxygen is potassium chlorate. The equation for potassium chloride and oxygen is 2 KCI (potassium chloride)+3O2 (oxygen). The combination of 2KCI+3O2 is equal to 2KCIO3.
There are 2 potassium and 2 chlorine atoms in both the reactants and the product. There are actually 6 oxygen atoms in the reactants but the product only have three
3 oxygen atoms so that makes the chemical equation unbalanced. The reactants is when the chlorine (CI), potassium (K) and oxygen (O) are all joined in the same bond all together. And the product is when there are 2 three parts of oxygen in a bond and 2, potassium and chlorine in a bond.
Potassium chlorate is used in chemical oxygen generator which is also called chlorate candle or oxygen candle, employed as oxygen-supply system of things like submarine and etc. The decomposition of potassium chlorate is also used to provide the oxygen supply for limelights. Potassium chlorate is also used as a pesticide. It can react with sulfuric acid to form a highly reactive solution of chloric acid and potassium sulfate.