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