Potassium Oxalate
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Title: Potassium Oxalate
CAS Registry Number: 583-52-8
Molecular Formula: C2K2O4
Molecular Weight: 166.22
Percent Composition: C 14.45%, K 47.04%, O 38.50%
Line Formula: K2C2O4
Properties: Occurs as the monohydrate, colorless, odorless crystals; efflorescent in warm dry air. Poisonous! d 2.13. Loses its water at ~160°; when ignited is converted into carbonate without appreciable charring. Sol in 3 parts water.
Density: d 2.13
Use: Cleaning and bleaching straw, removing stains in photography; in vitro blood anticoagulant; also in analytical chemistry.

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