Detailed Product Description:
A white crystalline powder. Strong base. Soluble in water, alcohol
and glycerol. Used as an absorbent for carbon dioxide and as an
electrolyte in alkaline batteries and in some fuel cells.
Potassium Hydroxide (KOH), sometimes known as caustic potash,
potassa, potash lye, and potassium hydrate, is a metallic base. It is
extremely alkaline and is considered a "strong base", along with
sodium hydroxide, lithium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide, barium
hydroxide and strontium hydroxide.
Pure potassium hydroxide is a colorless, highly hygroscopic, solid
Crystalline compound, having a density of about 2.04 g/cm3, readily
soluble in water and lower alcohols (methanol, ethanol, propanols),
as well as other polar solvents.
The dissolution of potassium hydroxide in water is strongly exothermic,
releasing significant heat energy leading to temperature rise sufficient
enough to reach the boiling point.
Potassium hydroxide forms solid hydrates, namely the monohydrate
KOH·H2O, the dihydrate KOH·2H2O, and the tetrahydrate KOH·4H2O.
This characteristic allows for its use as a highly intensive desiccant
agent, e.g. for drying liquid amines or their solutions in indifferent,
nonpolar solvents (such as hydrocarbons).
It is a highly basic compound, forming strongly alkali solutions in
water and other polar solvents, capable of deprotonating many acids,
even weak ones, and decomposing some inorganic as well as organic
materials (e.g. dissolution and hydrolysis of broken glass or fats in
concentrated KOH solutions).
It is an important industrial chemical, used to manufacture many
industrial, as well as commercial goods and products. It's also an
important laboratory chemical and reagent, used to prepare potassium
salts, to neutralize acids, further as basic standard in analytics and
many more applications.
This is ACS Reagent Grade material with a minimum purity of 99.8%
As a very strong base/alkali, potassium hydroxide is strongly corrosive,
both towards inorganic as well as organic materials, including living
tissues. Care must be exercised when handling the substance and its
solutions. Its corrosivity is sometimes exploited in cleaning and disinfection
of resistant surfaces and materials. Toxic by ingestion and inhalation.
Corrosive to tissue. Download, read and understand MSDS before using
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Contents of 200 grams comes packed in 250ml sized wide-mouth amber