- potassium carbonate
- nouna 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 crystalline normal salt K2CO3 that gives a strongly alkaline reaction in aqueous solution, that was obtained originally from wood ashes but is now made usually from potassium chloride (as by electrolysis to potassium hydroxide followed by carbonation), and that is used chiefly in making hard glass, soft soap, and in other ways similarly to sodium carbonate — see potash 1a
* * *Chem.a white, granular, water-soluble powder, K2CO3, used chiefly in the manufacture of soap, glass, and potassium salts.[1880-85]
* * *potassium carbonate nounA white deliquescent substance used in manufacturing glass and soap (see also ↑potash)• • •Main Entry: ↑potassium
* * *potassium carbonate,
Useful english dictionary. 2012.