Potassium Carbonate

A white very soluble deliquescent salt. Made from the ashes of burnt wood, hence the old name "Wood Ash".


Symbol
K2CO3

Also known as
Alkali of Tartar, Pearl ash, Potash, Wood ash

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 138.2055 gmol-1Clip
Density 2290 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 1164 KClip
Boiling Point decomposes KClip
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See also: Carbon, Oxygen, Potassium.

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Subjects: Chemistry