potassium chloride etymology

English word potassium chloride comes from English chloride, English potassium

Detailed word origin of potassium chloride

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
chloride English (eng) (chemistry) any salt of hydrochloric acid, such as sodium chloride, or any binary compound of chlorine and another element or radical.
potassium English (eng) (countable) A single atom of this element.. A soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature; an element (symbol K) with an atomic number of 19 and atomic weight of 39.0983. The symbol is derived from the Latin kalium.
potassium chloride English (eng) (inorganic compound) The potassium salt of hydrochloric acid, KCl; it is used as a fertilizer, and in lethal injections.

Words with the same origin as potassium chloride

Descendants of chloride
Saran Wrap chloridise saran-wrap
Descendants of potassium
potassamide potassic