Definition of potassium hydroxide in English:

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potassium hydroxide


[mass noun]
A strongly alkaline white deliquescent compound used in many industrial processes, e.g. soap manufacture.
  • Chemical formula: KOH
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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