Molar mass: 56,1056 g/mol
Density: 2,12 g/cm³
Boiling point: 1 327 °C
Other names: Caustic potash, Lye, Potash lye, Potassia, Potassium hydrate
- In food products, potassium hydroxide acts as a food thickener, pH control agent and food stabilizer.
- Manufacture of soft soaps
- Aqueous potassium hydroxide is used as an electrolyte in alkaline batteries
- potassium hydroxide is used to chemically assist the removal of hair from animal hides