Potassium bromide is a salt, widely used as an anticonvulsant and a sedative in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with over-the-counter use extending to 1975 in the US. Its action is due to the bromide ion. Potassium bromide is used as a veterinary drug, as an antiepileptic medication for dogs.
Potassium bromide (KBr) is a salt, widely used as an anticonvulsant and a sedative in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with over-the-counter use extending to 1975 in the US. Its action is due to the bromide ion (sodium bromide is equally effective). Read more here.
For over a century, potassium bromide, or KBr, has been used in human and veterinary medicine as an anti-seizure medication. Read more here.
- Potassium Bromide Molar mass: 119.002 g/mol
- Potassium Bromide Formula: KBr
- Potassium Bromide Melting point: 1,353°F (734°C)
- Potassium Bromide Boiling point: 2,615°F (1,435°C)
- Potassium Bromide Solubility in glycerol: 217 g/L
- Soluble in: Water, Ethanol, Glycerol
Potassium Bromide Lab Features:
|pH on a 5% Solution at 5°C||5.0-8.8|
|Calcium, Magnesium and R2O3 Ppt||0.005%|
|Heavy Metals (as Pb)||5 ppm|
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