Potassium silicate is the name for a family of inorganic compounds. The most common potassium silicate has the formula K2SiO3, samples of which contain varying amounts of water. These are white solids or colorless solutions.
Molar mass:154.279 g/mol
Potassium silicate is used in binders, carbon electrodes, lead pencils, protective coatings, insoluble pigments, phosphors on television tubes and detergent additives. It acts as a catalyst to make glass, ceramics, welding rods, adhesives, cements, gels, paints, pulp and paper production. Further, it is used in horticulture as a soluble source of potassium and silicon. It acts as a corrosion inhibitor.