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Potassium Carbonate Properties

Potassium Carbonate

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Potassium carbonate is a white salt, soluble in water which forms a strongly alkaline solution. It can be made as the product of potassium hydroxide's absorbent reaction with carbon dioxide. It is deliquescent, often appearing a damp or wet solid. Potassium carbonate is used in the production of soap and glass.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White, hygroscopic solid
CAS Number 584-08-7
Chemical Composition Potassium Hydroxide;Carbon Dioxide;Ammonium Bicarbonate;Potassium Chloride;Potassium Hydroxide Solution;Potassium Bicarbonate;Magnesium Hydroxide
Density 2.29 g/cm3
EINECS Number 209-529-3
HS Code 28364000
IUPAC Name Potassium carbonate
InChI 1S/CH2O3.2K/c2-1(3)4;;/h(H2,2,3,4);;/q;2*+1/p-2
Melting Point 891 °C
Molar Mass 138.205 g/mol
Molecular Formula K2CO3
NFPA 704 H-2, F-0, R-0, C-NA
Other_Cations Lithium carbonate;
Sodium carbonate;
Rubidium carbonate;
Caesium carbonate
RTECS Number TS7750000
Related Compounds Ammonium carbonate
Solubility 112 g/100 ml
Synonyms Salt of Tartar;Pearl Ash;Potassium Carbonate Anhydrous;PotassiumCarbonate;Potash;Carbonatedepotassium;Carbonate of potash;Carbonic Acid Potassium Salt
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