What is the difference between potash and potassium?

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Potash is a related term of potassium.


As nouns the difference between potash and potassium

is that potash is the water-soluble part of the ash formed by burning plant material; used for making soap, glass and as a fertilizer while potassium is a soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature; an element (symbol'' k) with an atomic number of 19 and atomic weight of 390983 the symbol is derived from the latin ''kalium .

potash

English

Noun

(wikipedia potash)
  • the water-soluble part of the ash formed by burning plant material; used for making soap, glass and as a fertilizer
  • (chemistry) an impure form of potassium carbonate (K2CO3) mixed with other potassium salts
  • (chemistry, archaic) in the names of compounds of the form "... of potash", potassium (for example, "permanganate of potash" = potassium permanganate)
  • Derived terms

    * acetate of potash * carbonate of potash * caustic potash * chlorate of potash * chromate of potash * citrate of potash * iridiate of potash * manganate of potash * nitrate of potash * muriate of potash * osmiate of potash * oxygenated muriate of potash * permanganate of potash * plumbate of potash * potash alum * potashery * potash-felspar * potash-granite * potash greensand * potash kettle * potash-lime * potash-mica * potash-water * silicate of potash * stannate of potash * stannite of potash * sulfate of potash, sulphate of potash * sulfurated potash, sulphurated potash

    References

    * Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[http://www.studiopotter.org/articles/?art=art0001]

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    potassium

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia potassium)
  • A soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature; an element (symbol'' K) with an atomic number of 19 and atomic weight of 39.0983. The symbol is derived from the Latin ''kalium .
  • Derived terms

    (terms derived from "potassium") * bismuthide of potassium * bromide of potassium * carbonate of potassium * chromate of potassium * hydrogen potassium carbonate * monopotassium * plumbate of potassium * potassamide * potassic * potassio- * * * * * potassium acetate * potassium acid carbonate * potassium aluminate * potassium aluminum sulfate, potassium aluminium sulphate * potassium antimonyl tartrate * potassium-argon dating * potassium bentonite * potassium benzoate * potassium bicarbonate * potassium bifluoride * potassium bisulfate * potassium bromate * potassium bromide * potassium carbonate * potassium channel * potassium chlorate * potassium chloride * potassium chromate * potassium cyanide * potassium deficiency * potassium dichromate * potassium feldspar * potassium ferrate * potassium ferricyanide * potassium ferrocyanide * potassium fluoborate * potassium fluoride * potassium fluosilicate * potassium fluorotantalate * potassium fluorotitanate * potassium fulminate * potassium gluconate * potassium glutamate * potassium glycerophosphate * potassium gold chloride * potassium gold cyanide * potassium hexafluoroaluminate * potassium hexafluoroantimonate * potassium hexafluoroarsenate * potassium humate * potassium hydrate * potassium hydride * potassium hydrogen carbonate * potassium hydroxide * potassium iodate * potassium iodide * potassium iodohydrargyrate * potassium linoleate * potassium magnesium chloride hexahydrate * potassium manganate * potassium manganite * potassium metabisulfite * potassium nitrate * potassium nitrite * potassium osmate * potassium oxalate * potassium oxide * potassium percarbonate * potassium perchlorate * potassium periodate * potassium permanganate * potassium peroxide * potassium persulfate * potassium perxenate * potassium phosphate * potassium platinocyanide * potassium plumbate * potassium salt * potassium selective electrode * potassium silicate * potassium sorbate * potassium stannate * potassium stannite * potassium sulfate, potassium sulphate * potassium thiocyanate * potassium titanyl phosphate * potassium vanadate * potassium xanthate * potassium zirconium fluoride

    References

    * Potassa'' and ''Potassium'' in the ''Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary , Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.

    See also

    * carnallite * langbeinite * polyhalite * potash * saltpeter, saltpetre * sylvite ----