Liquid 70 kilos in bulk, solid sacks of 45 kilos.
Density 1.47, scales or white pieces, absorbs water and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, soluble in water, alcohol and glycerin.
Sodium hydroxide, caustic potash, potassium hydroxide.
The main uses are in the production of potassium carbonate, potassium phosphates, liquid fertilizers, soaps and potassium detergents. Other end uses include electroplating, herbicides, grease, catalysts, oxidants, drugs and alkaline-electrolyte batteries. Potassium hydroxide is used as a master intermediate for several potassium chemicals, including potassium cyanide, aluminate, formate, fluosilicate, boron hydride, bromate, bromide, gluconate, laurate, manganate, oleate and titanate. bleach; processing of oxalic acid and potassium salts, reagent in analytical chemistry; medicine (caustic); matches, recorded in food, in the form of alkali, electrolyte in alkaline storage batteries and some fuel cells, absorber of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide, laboratory reagent.