a white, deliquescent, water-soluble solid, KOH, usually in the form of lumps, sticks, or pellets, that upon solution in water generates heat: used chiefly in the manufacture of soap, as a laboratory reagent, and as a caustic.
a white deliquescent alkaline solid used in the manufacture of soap, liquid shampoos, and detergents. Formula: KOH Also called caustic potash See also lye
potassium hydroxide n.
A caustic white solid used as a bleach and in the manufacture of soaps, dyes, and many potassium compounds. Also called potash.
A white, corrosive, solid compound used in bleaches and to make soaps and detergents. It is deliquescent, soluble in water and very soluble in alcohol. In solution, it forms lye. Chemical formula: KOH.
noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology. 1. a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, KI, having a bitter saline taste: used chiefly in the manufacture of photographic emulsions, as a laboratory reagent, in the preparation of Gram’s solution for biological staining, and in medicine as an expectorant and to treat thyroid conditions. potassium iodide n. A white crystalline compound used […]
[mon-uh-fos-feyt] /ˌmɒn əˈfɒs feɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. See under . noun, Chemistry. 1. any of the three orthophosphates of potassium ((potassium monophosphate) (K 2 HPO 4), (potassium diphosphate) (KH 2 PO 4), and (tripotassium phosphate) (K 3 PO 4) )
[mahy-ruh-neyt] /ˈmaɪ rəˌneɪt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. .
noun, Chemistry. 1. a crystalline compound, KNO 3 , produced by nitrification in soil, and used in gunpowders, fertilizers, and preservatives; saltpeter; niter. noun 1. a colourless or white crystalline compound used in gunpowders, pyrotechnics, fertilizers, and as a preservative for foods, esp as a curing salt for ham, sausages, etc (E252). Formula: KNO3 Also […]