Potassium hydroxide Potassium hydroxide (caustic potash), KOH is an inorganic chemical compound that belongs to hydroxides. This is one of the strongest rules. By default, potassium hydroxide is a white solid. In the form of a reagent, it is usually produced as fragile, crystalline and soft flakes or granules with about 15% water content. It has hygroscopic properties - larger than sodium hydroxide. It is very soluble in water, and the dissolution process is strongly exothermic. The solution called potassium lye has a strongly alkaline reaction. Potassium hydroxide and its aqueous solution absorb carbon dioxide from the air, which results in the formation of potassium carbonate. For this reason, these substances should be stored in sealed containers. Potassium hydroxide is highly corrosive and can cause severe burns. After ingestion, the esophagus and stomach may burn and may even perforate. Specification Name: Potassium hydroxide Synonyms: caustic potassium, caustic potassium, potassium hydroxide Species: clean Purity: min 90% Chemical formula: KOH Application • a drying and bleaching agent, • absorption of carbon dioxide, • HHO - perfect for HHO hydrogen generators (instructions on the website: http://aleegrospecial.pl.tl/INSTRUKCJA-HHO.htm) • a strong rule used in chemistry, • obtaining other potassium compounds (eg potassium salts), • production of soft potassium soaps, • making dies in lithography, • electrolyte (eg in nickel-cadmium batteries), • the distribution of the human body in the resomation process, • an aqueous 5% solution of potassium hydroxide is used to identify the rhubarb mullet (the pores of the mushroom turn purple), • texture of silicon wafers.Learn More
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