Potassium Acetate
Title: Potassium Acetate
CAS Registry Number: 127-08-2
Molecular Formula: C2H3KO2
Molecular Weight: 98.14
Percent Composition: C 24.48%, H 3.08%, K 39.84%, O 32.61%
Line Formula: CH3COOK
Properties: Colorless, lustrous, rapidly deliquesc crystals or white cryst powder or flakes. d25 1.57. mp 292°. One gram dissolves in 0.5 ml water, 0.2 ml boiling water, 2.9 ml alcohol. The aq soln is alkaline to litmus. pH of 0.1 molar aq soln 9.7. Keep tightly closed. LD50 orally in rats: 3.25 g/kg, H. F. Smyth et al., Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 30, 470 (1969).
Melting point: mp 292°
Density: d25 1.57
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 3.25 g/kg, H. F. Smyth et al., Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 30, 470 (1969)
Therap-Cat: Electrolyte replenisher; potassium supplement.
Keywords: Replenishers/Supplements; Electrolyte; Replenishers/Supplements; Potassium.

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