Sodium nitrate is a transparent white crystals having a yellowish or grayish hue.
Sodium nitrate is used in the metal and glass industries, such as fertilizer. Sodium nitrate also found its use as a receiving propellant explosives, pyrotechnic mixtures.
Sodium nitrate is not flammable, toxic, fire hazard. It can lead to spontaneous ignition of combustible materials. This substance is considered to be moderately hazardous, it belongs to the 3 class of hazard. Laboratory and production facilities, which are working with sodium nitrate, must necessarily be equipped with a ventilation system.