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Name Potassium Hydroxide
AKA Caustic potash, lye
Formula KOH
Properties Form: White semi-transparent flaky solid
Stability: Stable, but hygroscopic. Absorbs carbon dioxide from the air.
Melting point: 360 C
Water solubility: high (dissolution is very exothermic)
Specific gravity: 2.04
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