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Both sodium and potassium chlorate almost totally dissociate in water, producing sodium/potassium cations and chlorate anions. The conclusions drawn for sodium chlorate are also valid for potassium chlorate.

Sodium chlorate is very soluble in water, is not expected to adsorb onto soil and does not evaporate. From these findings the environmental compartment in which sodium chlorate is expected to be present is water.

The calculations performed with Mackay's level I model support this. In this model all sodium chlorate present in the environment is found in water.

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