potassium carbonate

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potassium carbonate

n.
A white, deliquescent, granular powder, K2CO3, used in making glass, enamels, and soaps. Also called potash.
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potassium carbonate

n
(Elements & Compounds) a white odourless substance used in making glass and soft soap and as an alkaline cleansing agent. Formula: K2CO3
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potas′sium car′bonate


n.
a white, granular, water-soluble powder, K2CO3, used chiefly in the manufacture of soap, glass, and potassium salts.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.potassium carbonate - a white salt (K2CO3) that is basic in solution; used to make glass and cleansing agents
carbonate - a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
pearl ash - an impure form of potassium carbonate
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