Potassium Nitrite is a yellowish-white crystalline solid. When potassium ions react with nitrate ions potassium nitrate is formed. Potassium nitrate is a hygroscopic crystalline inorganic compound and is toxic in nature. So when handling this compound, use preventive measures like Gloves and glasses to protect you.
|Soluble in alcohol and ammonia
Potassium Nitrite Structural Formula
Potassium Nitrite has a heat capacity of 107.4 J/mol K and magnetic susceptibility of −23.3·10−6 cm3/mol. The structural formula of Potassium Nitrite is as shown below in the diagram.
Uses Of Potassium Nitrite
- It is used in the medical field.
- It is used in food additives, preservatives.
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