chemical formula: KOH
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Potassium Hydroxide is a powerful alkali, also known as 'Caustic Potash'. It is chemically similar to Lye. Potassium Hydroxide is used in a wide variety of chemical processes and is also added to water to make it more conductive in electrolysis Hydrogen generators. It's also the primary ingredient in alkaline batteries and is very corrosive to body tissue - direct contact with it must be avoided.
Caution: Potassium Hydroxide is toxic & corrosive. Use normal safety precautions (wear a filter mask/respirator and gloves) when working with Potassium Hydroxide.
MSDS ( Material Safety Data Sheet )