Synonym. - Kali Muriaticum.
Present name. - Potassic Chloride. Kc1.
May be made by neutralizing Hydrochloric Acid with Carbonate of Potash.
Characters and Tests. - In small white crystalline grains, or transparent cubic crystals, free from moisture, has a purely saline taste, imparts a violet colour to flame, is readily soluble in water. The solution is precipitated by Perchloride of Pla-tinum, and gives with Nitrate of Silver a white precipitate soluble in Ammonia, but insoluble in Nitric Acid, but gives no precipitate with Chloride of Barium.
It has not been proved.
Preparations. - Trituration. Solution in distilled water.