Frequently Asked Questions about KOH (Potassium Hydroxide)

Is KOH (Potassium Hydroxide) an Acid or Base?

KOH, potassium hydroxide, is a base. It releases OH (hydroxide-ion) in water. This very hydroxide-ion accepts a proton from acid to make water and salt. These characteristics of releasing OHor accepting proton or reacting with an acid etc. makes KOH a base. In fact, it’s a strong base as it can completely dissociate in water.

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Is KOH a Strong or Weak Acid/Base?

KOH (potassium hydroxide) is a strong base. It usually has a high pH of 10-13. Since it releases OH and dissociates thoroughly in water too, KOH is considered a strong base. With its combination with strong acid HCl ( hydrochloric acid), KOH produces water and neutral salt KCl (potassium chloride).

What is KOH commonly used for?

KOH (potassium hydroxide), commonly known as caustic potash, is one of the ingredients in soaps. Sometimes it is used in place of NaOH as KOH can cut through oil faster because of being smaller than NaOH. KOH can control the pH of the soil to help the crops grow better.

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