What is Potassium Carbonate?
Potassium carbonate, with the chemical formula K₂CO₃, is a white salt widely used in food processing, glass production and many other industries. It is also known as potash or pearl ash, and has a strong alkaline property. Our Potassium Carbonate is of high quality, perfect for various professional applications.
What do you use Potassium Carbonate for?
Potassium carbonate has several uses, including:
- Glass production: Helps to reduce the melting temperature of silica.
- Food processing: As an acidity regulator and stabilizer in food.
- Soaps and detergents: To improve the solubility of some soaps.
Properties of Potassium Carbonate
Potassium carbonate is well soluble in water and forms an alkaline solution. It is less soluble in alcoholic solutions and insoluble in organic solvents.
Other common areas of application:
- In the textile industry to wash certain fabrics.
- In the production of Dutch soft soap.
- As a desiccant for some technical applications.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Is Potassium Carbonate Safe for Consumption? Yes, it is often used in food processing as an acidity regulator, but as with all chemicals, moderation is important.
- What is the chemical formula of Potassium Carbonate? Its chemical formula is K₂CO₃.
- Where can I find more information about Potassium Carbonate? More information can be found in the safety data sheets offered, or at: Pubchem.
Where can I buy Potassium Carbonate?
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