a white, crystalline, slightly alkaline, salty-tasting, water-soluble powder, KHCO3, produced by the passage of carbon dioxide through an aqueous potassium carbonate solution: used in baking as a leavening agent and in medicine as an antacid.
- Also called po·tas·si·um ac·id car·bo·nate [puh-tas-ee-uhm as-id kahr-buh-nit, -neyt] /pəˈtæs i əm ˈæs ɪd ˈkɑr bə nɪt, -ˌneɪt/ .
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How to use potassium bicarbonate in a sentence
Alkalies—sodium salicylate, potassium bicarbonate, liquor potassæ, and lithium carbonate.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Letzerich recommended the insufflation of quinia twice daily, using the quinia muriate with potassium bicarbonate and gum-arabic.