Synonyms: potassium carbonate
Chemical formula: K2CO3
International name: POTASSIUM CARBONATE
CAS No: 584-08-7
Appearance: white powder
Packing: bags of 25 kg
Storage: Store in a dry, well-ventilated place, protected from moisture
Potassium carbonate K2CO3 - potassium salt, and the average of carbonic acid. Potassium carbonate - a white crystalline substance, readily soluble in water.
The old name of salt - potash, hence the English name of the potassium - potassium. Potash - one of the most ancient salt known to man.
To the XX century in Europe potash (potassium carbonate) was one of the most important industrial chemicals. This was prepared by aqueous extraction of vegetable ash to further purification to the required level. Production of potassium carbonate were concentrated in areas rich in forests - in some places in Europe, but mainly in Russia and North America. Potassium carbonate (potash, soda ash) in industry, mainly obtained from or potassium salts as byproduct neftelina alumina.
Potassium carbonate (potash, soda ash) is used
• construction (as antifreeze additive)
• in the glass industry,
• in the electric industry,
• in the chemical and other industries,
• used in the manufacture of cloth, soap, valuable varieties of glass, paints, tanning, and others.