A strongly alkaline white deliquescent compound used in many industrial processes, e.g., soap manufacture.
- Chemical formula: KOH.
- Primary alkaline batteries use sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide as the electrolyte.
- The list includes sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide, caustic chemicals that will rip the skin off your fingers and the lining from the throat.
- He isolated potassium, another well known alkali metal, from potassium hydroxide in the same year.
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Syllabification: po·tas·si·um hy·drox·ide
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