potassium bicarbonate

[ puh-tas-ee-uhm bahy-kahr-buh-nit, -neyt ]

nounChemistry, Pharmacology.
  1. 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.

Origin of potassium bicarbonate

First recorded in 1870–75
  • 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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