Re: Potassium, chemical forms
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: Potassium, chemical forms
From: psears at NRCan_gc.ca (Paul Sears)
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 08:18:00 -0400 (EDT)
In-Reply-To: <199610110739.DAA29313 at looney_actwin.com> from "Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com" at Oct 11, 96 03:39:03 am
> You can also get potassium alone as a fertilizer at some gardening stores.
> This, however, is mostly potassium oxide, rather than potassium chloride.
> Paul Krombholz Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS 39174
> In cool, dry Mississippi
Although the potassium content of fertilizers is usually stated
as "K2O", it is _not_ there as K2O!!! This is just a convention, used
only for fertilizers, as far as I am aware. Making K2O would be very
difficult, or just about impossible - I have found to chemical reference
Paul Sears Ottawa, Canada
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