The difference between potassium fluoride and potassium chloride
Potassium fluoride and potassium chloride are only one word apart. Many times, they will be treated as the same if they are not carefully looked at. But in fact, the two are very different chemical products. Today, Xinghan Chemical Xiaobian will introduce them in detail. The difference is to make it easier for everyone to get to know them.
First of all, potassium chloride is a slender, colorless diamond or cuboidal crystal, or a white crystalline small particle powder. The appearance is more like salt, salty and odorless. It can be dissolved in water, glycerin and alkalis. It is slightly soluble in ethanol, but it is insoluble in absolute ethanol. It is hygroscopic and easy to agglomerate. The solubility of potassium chloride in water increases rapidly with increasing temperature, and the sodium salt often undergoes metathesis to form new potassium salts.
Potassium fluoride is a kind of salt, which is a white monoclinic crystal or a crystalline powder. It is salty and easy to absorb moisture. Soluble in water, but insoluble in ethanol. Its aqueous solution is alkaline and can corrode glass and porcelain. It is still very different from potassium chloride.
In the use, potassium chloride is mostly used in the inorganic industry, and is a basic raw material for producing various alkalis and potassium salts. In the dye industry, it is mostly used to produce reactive dyes and the like. It can also be used as potash in agriculture. It can also be used as a diuretic and a drug for preventing and treating potassium deficiency in the pharmaceutical industry.
Potassium fluoride is mostly used for food preservation, glass engraving, electroplating, and can also be used as an analytical reagent and a complex forming agent. It is a raw material for preparing potassium hydrogen fluoride; it can also be used as a fluxing agent for soldering fluxes, insecticides, absorbents, catalysts, etc.; and also as a fluorinating agent for organic compounds.
Therefore, although the two look very similar, but the basic performance and use are really very different, I hope the above introduction will help everyone. Xinghan Chemical specializes in the production of wholesale potassium fluoride, price concessions, welcome to consult.