potassium carbonate
noun Date: 1866 a white salt K2CO3 that forms a strongly alkaline solution and is used in making glass and soap

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  • Potassium carbonate — Carbonate of potash redirects here. For one of potassium carbonate s impure forms, see potash. Chembox new ImageFile = Potassium Carbonate 2D structure.png ImageFile1= Potassium Carbonate 3D model.png ImageFile2 = Potassium carbonate.jpg… …   Wikipedia

  • potassium carbonate — n a white salt K2CO3 that forms a strongly alkaline solution and was formerly used as a systemic alkalizer and diuretic and that is now used chiefly in making glass and soap * * * [USP] a compound, K2CO3, used in pharmaceutical and chemical… …   Medical dictionary

  • potassium carbonate — n. a strongly alkaline, white, crystalline compound, K2CO3, used in the manufacture of soap and glass, in medicine, etc …   English World dictionary

  • potassium carbonate — noun a white salt (K2CO3) that is basic in solution; used to make glass and cleansing agents • Hypernyms: ↑carbonate • Hyponyms: ↑pearl ash * * * noun : either of two potassium salts of carbonic acid: a. : the deliquescent cryst …   Useful english dictionary

  • potassium carbonate — kalio karbonatas statusas T sritis chemija formulė K₂CO₃ atitikmenys: angl. potash; potassium carbonate rus. калий углекислый; калия карбонат; поташ ryšiai: sinonimas – dikalio trioksokarbonatas sinonimas – potašas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • potassium carbonate — Chem. a white, granular, water soluble powder, K2CO3, used chiefly in the manufacture of soap, glass, and potassium salts. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • potassium carbonate — potas′sium car′bonate n. chem. a white, granular, water soluble powder, K2CO3, used chiefly in the manufacture of soap, glass, and potassium salts • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • potassium carbonate — noun The alkaline salt KCO, that is the major constituent of potash; it is used in the production of glass and some soaps …   Wiktionary

  • potassium carbonate — /pəˌtæsiəm ˈkabəneɪt/ (say puh.taseeuhm kahbuhnayt) noun a white solid, K2CO3, used in the manufacture of glass, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • hydrogen potassium carbonate — noun potassium hydrogen carbonate …   Wiktionary

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