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Potassium Hydroxide

Potassium Hydroxide

Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) is a white, odorless solid commonly used in various industries. It plays a crucial role in chemical synthesis, soap and detergent production, pH adjustment, and neutralization reactions. Additionally, it is utilized as an electrolyte solution in batteries and fuel cells. In the food industry, KOH is involved in processes like cocoa processing and soft drink production. Its highly soluble nature and alkaline properties make it a versatile compound with numerous applications.56.11 g/mol

Chemical Formula:

KOH

CAS Number:

1310-58-3

Synonyms:

Potash lye, Caustic potash

Characteristics

Molar Weight

56.11 g/mol

Melting Point

360.8 °C (681.4 °F)

Boiling Point

1,327 °C (2,421 °F)

Solubility

Highly soluble in water, forms an alkaline solution

Density

2.044 g/cm³

Forms

White, odorless solid

Odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Chemical synthesis and manufacturing processes
  • Soap and detergent production
  • pH adjustment and neutralization reactions
  • Electrolyte solution in batteries and fuel cells
  • Food processing, such as cocoa processing and soft drink production

Industries

  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Soap and detergent production
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Electrolyte solutions
  • Food processing

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