The biggest use for potassium chloride is in making commercial fertilizer, but it is also used by the pharmaceutical industry, in food and in other industrial uses. Transparency Market Research states that the worldwide ... More » Science Chemistry

Some uses for potassium chloride are to reverse low blood potassium levels and as a fertilizer. It is also a substitute for sodium chloride in water-softening systems and for people who are concerned about their intake o... More » Science Chemistry Chem Lab

Potassium chloride is dangerous when taken in large doses, when taken with certain other drugs and when taken by people with certain conditions such as liver or kidney problems. Potassium chloride is a colorless and odor... More » Science Chemistry Solutions & Mixtures
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