potassium-hydrate

potassium hydroxide

noun Chemistry.
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.
Also called caustic potash, potassium hydrate.


Origin:
1880–85

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potassium hydroxide
 
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See also lye Also called: caustic potash a white deliquescent alkaline solid used in the manufacture of soap, liquid shampoos, and detergents. Formula: KOH

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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.

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potassium hydroxide  
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.
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