Potassium hydroxide (KOH) has a molar mass of 56.10564 grams per mole that is obtained by adding the atomic weights of potassium, oxygen and hydrogen, the elements from which it's made. Potassium contributes 69.69 percent of the total mass, followed by oxygen at 28.52 percent and hydrogen at 1.8 percent
Potassium hydroxide is an inorganic compound considered as a prototypical strong base. It is more commonly known as caustic potash. It exhibits hygroscopic properties, and it has many applications in various industrial fields due to its reactivity to acids and its corrosive nature. Potassium hydroxide is most commonly used in the production of most soft and liquid soaps.