Talk:Potassium carbonate

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Clicking on the "more info" = Hazardous Chemical Database on the Properties panel (= about Safety)doesn't codunct to Potassium carbonat! Please, can you correct this programmation error?

Fixed it, nice catch. Snowmanmelting 18:11, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Cream of tartar[edit]

The article says that cream of tartar is another name for potassium carbonate, but the link redirects to potassium bitartrate. Which is right? 74.104.224.144 21:48, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Solvay process[edit]

Is it worth mentioning that potassium carbonate cannot be made by the Solvay process due to the high solubility of potassium bicarbonate? Although I can't find any direct references stating this, I am almost sure this is the case. Chris Barile 23:38, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

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"Highly flammable"[edit]

It makes no sense to me that this substance could be highly flammable if it has a red zero in its safety box. Evercat (talk) 18:50, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

This compound is not flammable ! User:Jjd323 (Talk) introduced the flammable info 10 Nov 2008 with other edits to R-S phrases, while I have not checked these other edits searching background references, they seem OK. Jjd323 must have confused the flammability issue. Power.corrupts (talk) 12:46, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Pearl Ash[edit]

Directly under the "Applications" heading, the substance Pearl Ash is referred to as both Pearl Ash and Pearlash in a single sentence. Please could this be corrected. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.86.124.46 (talk) 12:58, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Toxicity[edit]

Is this stuff toxic? I just discovered some leaking NiMH batteries, and I'm sure some of the crystals got onto the carpet. Is it OK if a baby crawls around and ends up getting some of it into his mouth? Answer: If I were you, I'd let the Potassium Carbonate dissolve through the floor before you let the infant get it into its system...—Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.231.150.231 (talk) 09:28, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

The above is right and wrong at the same time: NiMH batteries' electrolyte can be quite toxic because of OTHER chemical components in the electrolyte, but potassium carbonate (the major component of the electrolyte) is essentially safe. Riventree (talk) 11:20, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Decomposition?!?[edit]

The infobox claims it doesn't boil, but decomposes instead. I can't find any references that agree. Potassium BIcarbonate decomposes, but I'm pretty sure potassium carbonate (like sodium carbonate) will boil. Unfortunately, I don't have the gear to test this theory, so I'm hoping someone else will double-check this data. Riventree (talk) 11:22, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Lewis Formula is wrong[edit]

The formula showed on the top right image is wrong. There is a double bound between O==O- whereas it should be C==O-. Can anybody fix this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Walabit (talkcontribs) 09:29, 28 August 2014 (UTC)