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Potassium Sulfate

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

K2SO4

MDL Number:

MFCD00011388

EC No.:

231-915-5

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(2N) 99% Potassium Sulfate
K-SAT-02
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(3N) 99.9% Potassium Sulfate
K-SAT-03
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(4N) 99.99% Potassium Sulfate
K-SAT-04
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(5N) 99.999% Potassium Sulfate
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Potassium Sulfate Properties

Compound Formula

K2O4S

Molecular Weight

174.27

Appearance

White Powder

Melting Point

1,069° C (1,956° F)

Boiling Point

1,689° C (3,072° F)

Density (Theoretical)

2.66 g/cm3

Exact Mass

173.879 g/mol

Monoisotopic Mass

173.879135 Da

Potassium Sulfate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Transport Information N/A
MSDS / SDS

About Potassium Sulfate

High purity Potassium SulfatePotassium Sulfate is a moderately water and acid soluble Potassium source for uses compatible with sulfates. Sulfate compounds are salts or esters of sulfuric acid formed by replacing one or both of the hydrogens with a metal. Most metal sulfate compounds are readily soluble in water for uses such as water treatment, unlike fluorides and oxides which tend to be insoluble. Organometallic forms are soluble in organic solutions and sometimes in both aqueous and organic solutions. Metallic ions can also be dispersed utilizing suspended or coated nanoparticles and deposited utilizing sputtering targets and evaporation materials for uses such as solar cells and fuel cells. Potassium Sulfate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. We also produce Potassium Sulfate Solution. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement. Technical guidance for using Potassium Sulfate in agriculture is also available.

Potassium Sulfate Synonyms

Dipotassium sulfate, Monopotassium sulfate, Kalium sulphuricum, potassium sulphate, Kaliumsulfat, Sulfuric acid dipotassium salt

Potassium Sulfate Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula

K2SO4

Pubchem CID

24507

MDL Number

MFCD00011388

EC No.

231-915-5

Beilstein Registry No.

N/A

IUPAC Name

Dipotassium sulfate

SMILES

[K+].[K+].[O-]S([O-])(=O)=O

InchI Identifier

InChI=1S/2K.H2O4S/c;;1-5(2,3)4/h;;(H2,1,2,3,4)/q2*+1;/p-2

InchI Key

OTYBMLCTZGSZBG-UHFFFAOYSA-L

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

Elemental PotassiumSee more Potassium products. Potassium (atomic symbol: K, atomic number: 19) is a Block S, Group 1, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 39.0983. The number of electrons in each of Potassium's shells is [2, 8, 8, 1] and its electron configuration is [Ar] 4s1. The potassium atom has a radius of 227.2 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 275 pm. Potassium was discovered and first isolated by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1807. Potassium is the seventh most abundant element on earth. It is one of the most reactive and electropositive of all metals and rapidly oxidizes. As with other alkali metals, potassium decomposes in water with the evolution of hydrogen because of its reacts violently with water, it only occurs in nature in ionic salts.Potassium Bohr Model In its elemental form, potassium has a silvery gray metallic appearance, but its compounds (such as potassium hydroxide) are more frequently used in industrial and chemical applications. The origin of the element's name comes from the English word 'potash,' meaning pot ashes, and the Arabic word qali, which means alkali. The symbol K originates from the Latin word kalium.

See more Sulfur products. Sulfur (or Sulphur) (atomic symbol: S, atomic number: 16) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 3 element with an atomic radius of 32.066. Sulfur Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Sulfur's shells is 2, 8, 6 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p4. In its elemental form, sulfur has a light yellow appearance. The sulfur atom has a covalent radius of 105 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 180 pm. In nature, sulfur can be found in hot springs, meteorites, volcanoes, and as galena, gypsum, and epsom salts. Sulfur has been known since ancient times but was not accepted as an element until 1777, when Antoine Lavoisier helped to convince the scientific community that it was an element and not a compound.

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