Potassium Bicarbonate (KHCO3) Food / industrial Grade
CAS No: 298-14-6
Molecular Formula: KHCO3
Molecular Weight: 100.11
Appearance: White crystal or powder
Potassium Bicarbonate is colorless and transparent crystal.
The relative density is 2.17. It is stable in the air. It is soluble in water, forming a slightly alkaline solution, but insoluble in alcohol. The solution can not react with magnesium salt yielding precipitate of alkaline salt. It begins to decompose at 100° C and completely decomposes and turns into Potassium Carbonate losing carbon dioxide and water at 200° C.
Potassium Bicarbonate is used as a raw material producing potassium carbonate, potassium acetate and potassium arsenite. Also it is a fire-extinguishing agent for oil and chemicals. It is used in medicine and baking powder.
|Total alkali quantit(KHCO3)||99.0-101.5|
|Ferric oxide (Fe)||0.001%max|