MgSO4 (aq) + 2 KOH (aq) Mg(OH)2 (s) + K2SO4 (aq)

This is a precipitation reaction: Mg(OH)2 is the formed precipitate.

Reactants:

  • MgSO4Magnesium sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Other names: Epsom salt (heptahydrate) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, English salt source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Bitter salts source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Hygroscopic odourless white crystals or powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • KOHPotassium hydroxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Caustic potash source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Lye source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Potash lye source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White solid, deliquescent source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; White hygroscopic solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Odorless, white or slightly yellow lumps, rods, flakes, sticks, or pellets. [Note: May be used as an aqueous solution.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02

Products:

  • Mg(OH)2Magnesium hydroxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Magnesium dihydroxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Milk of magnesia source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Magnesia, [Milk of] source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
  • K2SO4
    • Names: Potassium sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Potassium sulphate source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Dipotassium sulfate source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: White solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Colourless-to-white crystals source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04