potassium hydroxide(redirected from Potash lye)
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A caustic white deliquescent solid, KOH, used as a bleach and in the manufacture of soaps, dyes, alkaline batteries, and many potassium compounds. Also called caustic potash, lye, potash.
(Elements & Compounds) a white deliquescent alkaline solid used in the manufacture of soap, liquid shampoos, and detergents. Formula: KOH. Also called: caustic potash See also lye
a white, deliquescent, water-soluble solid, KOH, that upon solution in water generates heat: used chiefly in the manufacture of soap, as a reagent, and as a caustic.
A white, corrosive, solid compound, KOH, used in bleaches and to make soaps and detergents. It is soluble in water and very soluble in alcohol. In solution, it forms lye.