Present name. - Potassic Acetate. Kc2h3o2.
May be obtained pure from the operative chemists.
Characters and Tests. - White foliaceous satiny masses, very deliquescent, with a watery solution of which Tartaric Acid causes a crystalline precipitate, Sulphuric Acid the disengagement of Acetic Acid, and a dilute solution of Perchloride of Iron strikes a deep red colour. Neutral to test-paper, entirely soluble in rectified spirit. Its solution is unaffected by Sulphide of Ammonium.
A short notice of this occurs in Brit. Journ. of Horn., vol. xi.
Preparation. - Solution in distilled water.