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Kalium bichromicum

- VERMEULEN Frans Kali-bi. Why do you have to be a non-conformist like everybody else? [James Thurber] Kalium bichromicum Signs Potassium bichromate. Potassium dichromate. CHEMISTRY Orange-red crystals or powder; not hygroscopic or deliquescent [difference from sodium dichromate]. Dissolves sparingly in water. The compound is a strong oxidizer; contact with other material may cause fire. It is incompatible with iron, and any combustible, organic or other readily oxidizable material [paper, wood, sulphur, aluminium, plastics]. USES Its special uses are in the manufacture of safety matches, pyrotechnics and explosives. Other uses are in tanning leather, dyeing, painting, decorating porcelain, printing, photolithography, pigment-prints, staining wood; for bleaching palm oil, wax, and sponges; waterproofing fabrics; as oxidizer in the manufacture of organic chemicals; in electrical batteries; as depolarizer for dry cells. 1 In pyrotechnics used as a surface treatment to suppress

Kalium bromatum:Homeopathic Remedy of the Acnes

- VERMEULEN Frans, Kali-br. Kalium bromatum Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. [Mark Twain] Signs Potassium bromide. CHEMISTRY Colourless crystals or white granules or powder, consisting of 67.14% bromine and 32.86% potassium. Hygroscopic and sensitive to moisture. Dissolves readily in water: 1 gram dissolves in 1.5 ml water and in 1 ml boiling water. It is very stable compound, but incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, bromine trifluoride and bromine trichloride. USES Used in manufacture of photographic papers and plates; in process engraving; for the manufacture of special soaps; in spectroscopy and infrared transmission; as a laboratory reagent. MEDICINE Potassium bromide is an very old anticonvulsant, which was used in the 1800s as both an anticonvulsant and sedative. It was first prescribed as a substitute for potassium iodide, under the idea that it possessed si

Kalium carbonicum

- VERMEULEN Frans Kalium carbonicum Kali-c. Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it. [William Penn] Signs Potassium carbonate. Kalium carbonate. CLASSIFICATION Potassium is a member of group 1 [formerly IA] of the periodic table, along with Lithium, Sodium, Rubidium, Caesium, and Francium. The Latin name kalium comes from Arabic qali, alkali. Potassium is never found free in nature. The element was long thought to be of organic origin for potash, potassium carbonate, was obtained by leaching wood ashes and evaporating the solution for dryness. Since the process was carried out in iron pots, the name of the element came from 'pot' and 'ashes'. OCCURRENCE Discovered in 1807 by the British chemist Davy, who obtained it from caustic potash, this was the first metal isolated by electrolysis. It is the seventh most abundant and makes up about 2,5% by weight of the earth's crust. Most potassium minerals are

Kalium iodatum: Common traits of all Kali's: conservative, regular, proper, down to earth.

- VERMEULEN Frans Kali-i. Getting something done is an accomplishment; getting something done right is an achievement. [saying] Signs Potassium Iodide. CHEMISTRY Potassium iodide consists of colourless or white, cubical crystals, white granules, or powder. The compound is slightly deliquescent in moist air. On long exposure to air it becomes yellow due to liberation of iodine, and small quantities of iodate may be formed. Light and moisture accelerate the decomposition. 1 USES Potassium iodide is therapeutically employed as an antifungal, expectorant, and iodine supplement. It is used in the manufacture of photographic emulsions; in animal and poultry feeds to the extent of 10-30 parts per million; in table salt as a source of iodine and in some drinking water; as a topical deodorizing agent for livestock manure; in the preservation of fruit; as a laboratory reagent for analytical chemistry. THYROBLOCK In daily doses ranging from 130 to 300 mg, potassium iodide is recommen

Kalium Muriaticum Uses in Homeopathy

Kalium Muriaticum Homeopathic Medicine described by  VERMEULEN Frans Kali-m. What is the use of such terrible diligence as many tire themselves out with, if they always postpone their exchanges of smiles with Beauty and Joy to cling to irksome duties and relations? [Helen Keller] Signs Potassium chloride. CHEMISTRY Potassium chloride occurs in nature as a saline residue associated with rock salt, and around volcanic vents, or as the mineral sylvine or sylvite. Occurs also in sea water and in many mineral springs. Named after the Dutch chemist Sylvius de la Boë [1614-1672], sylvine is generally colourless, although yellow, reddish or blue varieties also exist. This soft, hygroscopic mineral dissolves readily in water. It melts in the flame of a candle with a purplish light. The powder is odourless, and white or crystalline. Due to its hygroscopic properties it has to be stored protected from moisture. One gram of it dissolves in 2.8 ml water, and in 1.8 boiling water. Potassi

Kalium phosphoricum

- VERMEULEN Frans Kali-p. A man in a passion rides a horse that runs away with him. [Thomas Fuller] Signs Dibasic potassium phosphate. Potassium hydrogen phosphate. CHEMISTRY White, somewhat hygroscopic granules; very soluble in water, slightly in alcohol. USES As a buffering agent in antifreeze solutions, shampoos, and cuticle removers; as a nutrient in the culturing of antibiotics; as an ingredient of instant fertilizers. Beer brewers and wine makers use the compound as an additive to speed the fermentation of yeast; also used in the production of champagne and other sparkling wines. Widely used in the food industry as an emulsifier, antioxidant synergist, buffer, or sequestrant [E340]; typical products include non-dairy powdered coffee creamers, drinking chocolate mixes, milk and cream powders, cup soups, dessert toppings, instant [powdered] custard mixes, ice cream mixes, cooked cured ham, and luncheon meat. MEDICINE Potassium phosphate, as well as sodium phosphate, is used

Kalium sulphuricum

- VERMEULEN Frans  Kalium sulphuricum  Kali-s. Self-pity comes so natural to all of us, that the most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool. [André Maurois] Signs Potassium sulphate. CHEMISTRY Colourless or white, odourless, hard, bitter crystals, or white granules or powder; permanent in air. One gram dissolves in 8.3 ml water, and in 4 ml boiling water. Insoluble in alcohol. Incompatible with aluminium and magnesium. Occurs in nature as a saline residue and around volcanic vents. Old names for this salt include sal polychrestum, arcanum duplicatum, tartarus vitriolatus, and sal alkali vitriolatum. USES Used for manufacture of potassium alum, potassium carbonate and glass; as a salt substitute for dietetic use; as a water corrective in the brewing industry; in gypsum cements; as a setting-expansion control agent for dental materials. Widely used as a fertilizer for chloride-sensitive crops, such as potatoes, tobacco, and citrus. EFFECTS Large oral dos