Sodium Chlorate is an odorless, pale yellow to white, crystalline solid that is often used in a water solution. It is used in making herbicides dyes, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, paper, and other chemicals. It is an inorganic sodium salad that has chlorate as the counter-ion. It is also used for bleaching paper and as a herbicide. Sodium Chlorate has come in use in the manufacture of dyes, and matches.