potassium hydride

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A white or greyish white crystalline solid, KH; r.d. 1.43–1.47. It is prepared by passing hydrogen over heated potassium and marketed as a light grey powder dispersed in oil. The solid decomposes on heating and in contact with moisture and is an excellent reducing agent. Potassium hydride is a fire hazard because it produces hydrogen on reaction with water.

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