potassium bisulfite

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potassium bisulfite

[pə′tas·ē·əm bī′səl‚fīt]
(inorganic chemistry)
KHSO3 White, water-soluble powder with sulfur dioxide aroma; insoluble in alcohol; decomposes when heated; used as an antiseptic and reducing chemical, and in analytical chemistry, tanning, and bleaching. Also known as potassium acid sulfite.
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