Potassium Bromide, Lab Grade *

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Potassium Bromide, also known as Bromide Salt of Potassium, and Hydrobromic Acid Potassium Salt, have the chemical formula BrK or KBr. It appears as odorless colorless crystals or white crystalline powder or white granular solid with a pungent bitter saline taste and is soluble in Water at ambient conditions. It can be produced by mixing and heating iron bromide with potassium carbonate. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of potassium oxide and hydrogen bromides. Lab grade chemicals possess reasonable purity but do not comply with any official standard for quality or purity like the ACS Grade, the USP Grade, or the FCC Grade. The Lab Grade is also known as Laboratory Reagent (LR) and Chemically Pure (CP). Our Potassium Bromide, Lab Grade is recommended for educational institutes and research labs.


Potassium Bromide Lab Features:

Assay Min 99.0%
pH on a 5% Solution at 5°C 5.0-8.8
Insoluble Matter 0.005%
Bromate 0.001%
Chloride 0.2%
Iodate 0.001%
Iodide 0.001%
Nitrogen Compounds 0.005%
Sulfate 0.005%
Barium 0.002%
Calcium, Magnesium and R2O3 Ppt 0.005%
Heavy Metals (as Pb) 5 ppm
Iron 5 ppm
Sodium 0.02%
Common Uses
  • Reagent
  • Oxidizing agent
  • Chemical precursor
Commercial/Industrial Application
  • Explosives
  • Process engraving
  • Petroleum industry
  • Synthesis of fibers
Safety and Handling

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