Re: Potassium, chemical forms

> 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
to it.

Paul Sears        Ottawa, Canada

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