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Potassium Chloride
Potassium Chloride
Product Description

Potassium Chloride

Potassium chloride is a main compound utilized in composition of potassium supplements as well as agricultural fertilizer. The supplements are recommended to people who have low levels of potassium in their blood and are at risk of heart and other problems. This chemical compound is available in six grades. It can be identified by its odorless, white crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water, but is insoluble in other solutions, like ethanol. The taste of potassium chloride is strong saline. 

Grades

IP

BP/EP

USP

Description

Colourless Crystals or white, crystalline powder ; odourless

White or almost white, crystalline powder or colourless crystals 

Colorless, elongated, prismatic , or cubical crystals, or white, granular powder

Identification

It gives the reactions of potassium salts and of chlorides

It gives the reactions of chlorides and potassium

It gives the reactions of chlorides and potassium

Solubility

Freely soluble in water, Practically insoluble in ethanol and in ether

Freely soluble in water, Practically insoluble in anhydrous ethanol

Freely soluble in water, more soluble in boiling water; insoluble in alcohol

Alkalinity/Acidity

0.5ml of 0.01 M HCl/ 0.5ml of 0.01 M NaOH

0.5 ml of 0.01 M HCl/ 0.5ml of 0.01 M NaOH

Conforms to USP test

Arsenic

Max 1 ppm

-

-

Barium

No opalescence

No opalescence

-

Iron

Max 20 ppm

Max 20 ppm

-

Aluminium

Max 1 ppm

Max 1.0 ppm

Max 1 ppm

Sodium

Max 0.1%

Max 0.1 %

Tested on platinum wire does not impart a pronounced yellow color to a nonluminous flame

Heavy Metals

Max 10 ppm

Max 10 ppm

Max. 0.001%

Clarity of Solution

Clear & colorless

Clear & colorless

-

Magnesium & alkaline-earth metals

Solution remains clear

Max. 200 ppm

-

Calcium & Magnesium

-

-

No Turbidity is produced within 5 min

Bromide

Max 0.1%

Max 0.1%

Max. 0.1 %

Iodide

No blue colour

No blue colour

Max  0.005%

Sulphate

300 ppm Max.

300 ppm Max.

-

Loss on drying

Max 1.0%

Max 1.0%

Max 1.0%

Assay Dry Basis

99.0 % to 100.5 %

99.0 % to 100.5 %

99.0 % to 100.5 %

 

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