Potassium Carbonate

Potassium Carbonate

Potassium carbonate is an inorganic compound. It is a white salt, which is soluble in water. It is deliquescent, often appearing as a damp or wet solid. Potassium carbonate is mainly used in the production of soap and glass.

Usage of Potassium Carbonate:

Glass, Drying agent, Cuisine, Fire suppression, Animal feed and other.

Potassium carbonate appears as a white powder or as colourless solid crystal and has a salty taste. Also known as potash or pearl ash, it may be used in pharmaceutical laboratories as a drying agent or as a source of potassium. It is also used in fire extinguishers, to make soap, to make glass, and soften water.

Chemical formula:


Other names:

Carbonate of potash, dipotassium carbonate, sub-carbonate of potash, pearl ash, potash, salt of tartar, salt of wormwood


White, hygroscopic solid


2.43 g/cm3