potassium bromide


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potassium bromide

[pə′tas·ē·əm ′brō‚mīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
KBr White, hygroscopic crystals with bitter taste; soluble in water and glycerin, slightly soluble in alcohol and ether; melts at 730°C; used in medicine, soaps, photography, and lithography.
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If soldiers were doped with potassium bromide, how could they be in tip-top condition for fighting?
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2]) plates and potassium bromide (KBr) pellets placed in the reaction chamber under glow discharge.
Demand for potassium bromide will grow below the derivatives average, as demand for photographic chemicals, its principal market, decelerates and as it faces growing competition from lower priced bromine compounds such as sodium bromide which can replace it in some applications.
The same is true for potassium bromide and sodium nitrate.

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