Thursday, March 08, 2012

Potassium hydroxide

KOH Potassium Hydroxide

  • Potassium hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the formula KOH, commonly called caustic potash.
  • Along with sodium hydroxide (NaOH), this colorless solid is a prototypical strong base. It has many industrial and niche applications.
  • Most applications exploit its reactivity toward acids and its corrosive nature. In 2005, an estimated 700,000 to 800,000 tonnes were produced.

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