potassium carbo-nates

potassium carbonate

noun Chemistry.
a white, granular, water-soluble powder, K 2 CO 3 , used chiefly in the manufacture of soap, glass, and potassium salts.

Origin:
1880–85

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potassium carbonate
 
n
a white odourless substance used in making glass and soft soap and as an alkaline cleansing agent. Formula: K2CO3

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potassium carbonate n.
A transparent, white, deliquescent, granular powder used in making soaps. Also called potash.

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