This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
Properties : Potassium hydroxid should contain not less than So per cent, of KOH. It occurs as dry white or nearly white flakes, fused masses, or in pencils, hard and brittle, showing a crystalline fracture, odorless and having a very acrid and caustic taste. It rapidly destroys organic tissues and great caution is necessary in handling. It is very soluble in water and freely soluble in alcohol.