2 KOH (aq) + SO3 (l) H2O (l) + K2SO4 (aq)

This is an acid-base reaction (neutralization): KOH is a base, SO3 is an acid.

Reactants:

  • KOHPotassium hydroxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Caustic potash source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Lye source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Potash lye source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White solid, deliquescent source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; White hygroscopic solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed: 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: 2019-09-02
  • SO3Sulfur trioxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Sulfonylideneoxidane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28
    • Other names: Sulfuric anhydride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28, Sulfur(VI) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28, SO3 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless to white crystalline solid which will fume in air. source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28; Fuming hygroscopic colourless liquid or colourless-to-white crystals source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • H2OWater, oxidane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Water (H2O) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
  • K2SO4
    • Names: Potassium sulfate source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Potassium sulphate source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Dipotassium sulfate source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: White solid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Colourless-to-white crystals source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04