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Potassium carbonate, K2CO3, appears as a white powder or as colorless solid crystal and has a salty taste. Also known as potash or pearl ash, it may be used in pharmaceutical laboratories as a drying agent or as a source of potassium.

CAS No: 584-08-7

E No: E501

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Potassium Carbonate with the chemical formula K2CO3 and its molar mass is 138.20. It is also known as pearl ash or potash and soluble in water. It obtains by the reaction between potassium hydroxide with carbon dioxide. K2CO3 has a lot of applications in different fields, such as in the production of soap and glass. For information on how to buy Buy Pure Potassium Carbonate Powder Premium Quality and place an order, you can contact our colleagues in the sales department.

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Properties

Chemical formula

 

K2CO3
Molar mass

 

138.205 g/mol
Appearance

 

White hygroscopic solid
Density

 

2.43 g/cm3
Melting point

 

 891 °C (1,636 °F; 1,164 K)
Boiling point Decomposes
Solubility in water 110.3 g/100 mL(20 °C)
149.2 g/100 mL (100 °C) 
Chemical structure Potassium Carbonate streucture

 

How is potassium carbonate formed?

This salt of carbonate and potassium forms a strongly alkaline solution. K2CO3 is the product of the reaction between liquid potash (KOH) and carbon dioxide. This reaction has two products one is K2CO3 and the other is water, although it has a large capacity to absorb moisture.

What are the side effects of too much potassium?

This chemical compound is used as a safe additive in food and drug organizations in Europe and the United States and also used as a food industry additive, according to the FDA recommendation. The amount is 100 mg per dose, utilization in a high dose causes diarrhea, abdominal pain, pressure, and nausea. The use of foods containing this substance is also not recommended for women during pregnancy and lactation.

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Applications

This inorganic compound is one of the most widely used materials in today’s industrial society, which we will discuss the most important applications of this material below.

  • As a source of potassium and drying agent in pharmaceutical laboratories.
  • In effervescent tablets and powders to provide potassium in people who suffer from low levels of potassium in the blood.
  • For preparing soap and glass (historically).
  • In animals feed to provide potassium for them.
  • For producing wine or mead as a buffer.
  • Often as a baking agent in some recipes.
  • To soften hard water.
  • Useful for extinguishing fires and preventing the spread of fire. It is more effective in suppressing oil and gas fires than sodium bicarbonate.
  • Ability to produce fertilizer. Due to having K+ ion, it helps the plants to grow and retain water in the soil and strengthens the roots and stems of plants.

 

Potassium Carbonate in agriculture

 

Safety information

As all materials have good applications in different parts, they maybe have some hazards. According to the MSDS paper, some of this information for K2CO3 mention below.

  • It may cause serious eye irritation.
  • It may cause skin irritation.
  • It may cause respiratory tract irritation.

So it’s important to aware of risks associated with this chemical and use appropriate personal protection equipment.

 

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pcsubstance/?term=%22Potassium%20carbonate%20(K2CO3)%22[CompleteSynonym]%20AND%2011430[StandardizedCID]

http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=61177

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Potassium-carbonate#section=Depositor-Supplied-Synonyms
https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Potassium-carbonate#section=Uses

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potassium_carbonate#:~:text=Potassium%20carbonate%20is%20the%20inorganic,production%20of%20soap%20and%20glass.