Its other name is potassium pyrosulfite.

CHARECTERISTICS

  • It is present in white colored crystals or powder

DENSITY

  • Its density is 2.3 and it turns into sulfate when kept in air.

SOLUBILITY

  • It is easily soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol

EFFECTS

  • It is less poisonous in nature

SOURCE

  • It is obtained by heating potassium bi sulfite to a temperature that the water gets dried.

GRADES

  • Technical, F-C-C, regent

USES

  • Anti-septic, regent, brewing and alcohol preparation.
  • It is also used to preserve food
  • Dying and bleaching agents
  • Use as an anti-oxidant agent.

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