Potassium periodate

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Potassium periodate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is KIO4. It has potassium and periodate ions in it.

Properties[change | change source]

Potassium periodate is a white solid. It is an oxidizing agent. It is similar to potassium perchlorate. It does not dissolve good in water. It makes potassium iodate and oxygen when heated.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is made by reacting potassium iodide with a strong oxidizing agent.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used to find out how much potassium is in something because it is one of the few potassium compounds that do not dissolve easily in water.

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