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potash

(Encyclopedia) potash: see potassium carbonate .

caustic potash

(Encyclopedia) caustic potash: see potassium hydroxide .

Stassfurt

(Encyclopedia) Stassfurt shtäs´fo͝ort [key], city (1994 pop. 24,025), Saxony-Anhalt, central Germany. It is a center of one of the world's great potash-mining regions. City manufactures include chemicals,...

Javelle water

(Encyclopedia) Javelle water or Javel water both: zhəvĕl´ [key], Fr. eau de Javelle, aqueous solution of sodium or potassium hypochlorite. It was originally made near the French town of Jave...

Glass, Montague Marsden

(Encyclopedia) Glass, Montague Marsden, 1877–1934, American humorist and playwright, b. England, educated at the College of the City of New York and at New York Univ. He won fame for his humorous delineatio...

Aschersleben

(Encyclopedia) Aschersleben ä´shərslā˝bən [key], city (1994 pop. 30,490), Saxony-Anhalt district, central Germany. An industrial city, it manufactures machine tools, chemicals, iron and steel, and wool...

caustic

(Encyclopedia) caustic, any strongly corrosive chemical substance, especially one that attacks organic matter. A caustic alkali is a metal hydroxide, especially that of an alkali metal; caustic soda is sodium...

potassium chloride

(Encyclopedia) potassium chloride, chemical compound, KCl, a colorless or white, cubic, crystalline compound that closely resembles common salt (sodium chloride). It is soluble in water, alcohol, and alkalies...

lye

(Encyclopedia) lye, name commonly used for a strongly alkaline solution. It originally meant a solution of potassium carbonate (potash) prepared by leaching wood ashes with water, but now the name also...