Potassium Perchlorate

Formula-KClO4

Molecular Weight-138.55amu

Melting Point- 610oC

Boiling Point-400oC

State at room temp-solid

Molecular or ionic compound? ionic

Molecular geometry-teterahedral

Description/Characteristics-colorless
crystalline crystals or white powder

Uses-used as antithyroid agent with
one other medication to treat hyperthyroidism;

Other Info-reacts with a variety of fuels;
produced by double decomposition reaction
with sodum perchlorate and potassium chloride;
primary ingredient in fireworks

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