What is the chemical formula of Chile salt petre?

In the earth crust, nitrogen occurs as sodium nitrate (NaNO3) called Chile salt petre, a deliquescent crystalline sodium salt that is found chiefly in northern Chile.  Sodium nitrate was used extensively as a fertilizer and a raw material for the manufacture of gunpowder.

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