Potassium Chloride (KCL)
- Product Information
- Chemical Formula KCL
- Molar Mass 74.5513 g/mol
- Appereance Vitreous Crystal or Powder
Potassium muriate, Potash muriate, K-Dur 20, Kaochlor, K-lor, Klorvess and K-lyte.
About the Product
Potassium chloride (KCl, or potassium salt) is a metal halide salt composed of potassium and chlorine. It is odorless and has a white or colorless vitreous crystal appearance. The solid dissolves readily in water, and its solutions have a salt-like taste. Potassium chloride can be obtained from ancient dried lake deposits. KCl is used as a fertilizer, in medicine, in scientific applications, and in food processing etc
- Compound Formula: KCL
- Molecular Weight: 74.5513 g/mol
- Appearance: Vitreous Crystal or Powder
- Melting Point: 770°C
- Boiling Point: 1,420 °C (decomposes)
- Density: 1.98 g/cm³
- Solubility in H2O: N/A
- Exact Mass: 74.55
- Monoisotopic Mass: 38.96370648 Da
- Potassium is vital in the human body, and potassium chloride by mouth is the common means to treat low blood potassium, although it can also be given intravenously.
- It can be used as a salt substitute for food, but due to its weak, bitter, unsalty flavor, it is often mixed with ordinary table salt (sodium chloride) to improve the taste to form low sodium salt.
- It is used as a supplement in animal feed to boost the potassium level in the feed. As an added benefit, it is known to increase milk production.