caustic potash


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caustic potash

caustic potash

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for potassium hydroxide

potas′sium hydrox′ide



n.
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.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.caustic potash - a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industrycaustic potash - a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry
hydrated oxide, hydroxide - a compound of an oxide with water
lye - a strong solution of sodium or potassium hydroxide
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There were two things to be done then-- first, to replace the absorbed oxygen; secondly, to destroy the expired carbonic acid; both easy enough to do, by means of chlorate of potassium and caustic potash.
A sufficient quantity of chlorate of potassium and of caustic potash was placed at his disposal, together with provisions for eight days.
But Captain Nicholl hastened to remedy this state of things, by placing on the floor several receivers containing caustic potash, which he shook about for a time, and this substance, greedy of carbonic acid, soon completely absorbed it, thus purifying the air.
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The youngster underwent emergency surgery in hospital and had to have part of his stomach and his gullet removed because they had been badly burned by the caustic potash in the plant food.
Supply of 500 tons caustic potash in pales for the electrolytic analyzing instruments.
A soap made from caustic soda is generally hard while a soap manufactured from caustic potash is soft.
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