Definition of potassium hydroxide in English:

potassium hydroxide

Syllabification: po·tas·si·um hy·drox·ide


  • A strongly alkaline white deliquescent compound used in many industrial processes, e.g., soap manufacture.
    • Chemical formula: KOH
    More example sentences
    • 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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