Can potassium sorbate form carcinogen?

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Although there are many similar reliable sites, below are two pages, which more or less suggests that it is not. But it is still under research if it is possibly a mutagen (causes cancer) or not.

Potassium sorbate has been used as a food preservative for a long time, and has a good reputation since it is a potassium salt form of a natural organic compound (sorbic acid).
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What are carcinogens?

Answer \nCancer-causing agents. There are many stages in the normal control of a cell that carcinogens can attack, but the basic story is this: Some carcinogens cause mutations that make abnormal cells and some carcinogens deactivate the p53 gene which causes abnormal cells to commit suicide, so (MORE)

What is a carcinogen?

A carcinogen is any substance, radionuclide or radiation that is an agent directly involved in the exacerbation of cancer or in the increase of its propagation. This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes. ... carcinogenic - causing or te (MORE)

Is potassium sorbate a mineral?

\nThis is what I was able to find out: \n. \n(pə′tas·ē·əm ′sör′bāt) \n. \n(organic chemistry) C6H7KO2 A crystalline compound, more soluble in water than in alcohol; decomposes above 270°C; used to inhibit mold and yeast growth in food.\n. \n(It is said to be (MORE)

Will Potassium Sorbate cure a yeast infection?

not sure...but I had a horrible HORRIBLE yeast infection and the only thing that cured it was garlic. I peeled a clove of garlic, used a new sewing needle to thread in the middle then stuck it up there. Did this for 3 nights before I went to bed and it was gone.

What is a carcinogens?

Carcinogens are substances that are thought to cause cancer inhuman beings. For instance, many of the components of cigarettesare considered carcinogens.

Can Potassium and sulfur can form a ionic compound?

Yes, Potassium is a metal, specifically an alkali metal, and sulfur is a nonmetal. The alkali metals will form ionic bonds with nonmetals, including sulfur. Potassium and sulfur will form potassium sulfide, K 2 S.

What type of bond will potassium and chlorine form?

An Ionic bond. When a metal (Potassium) and a non-metal (Chlorine) bond, they form an Ionic bond where the metal essentially donates some if it's valence electrons to complete the valence electron shell of the non-metal.

In forming compounds will potassium gain electrons?

Since potassium is near the left side of the periodic table, you can tell that it likes to give up electrons. (The far left column, like potassium and sodium like to give up one electron). This is because of their valence electrons (atoms like to have zero or eight). They have 1, so they give that o (MORE)

What forms does potassium conduct electricity in?

Potassium is a metal. Like other metals, potassium will conduct electricity in both the solid and liquid (or molten) forms. But because potassium is so very reactive, you will never find it in metallic form on earth, unless it is specially prepared and stored, usually in a sealed container submerge (MORE)

Does potassium sorbate help rheumatoid arthritis?

I had a look at the literature and while I find that I am unable to deny the efficacy of this material in the treatment of RA I have not been able to find any test results that would lead me to believe that this material helps.

What forms can potassium conduct electricity in?

Potassium is a very reactive metal, but being a metal, it conducts very well in the solid state. It does not have to be melted, but it will conduct in the molten state as well (but to a different extent).

Do potassium and fluorine form ionic bonds?

yes they do. this is because both of them are elements in the periodic table. they either lose, gain or share an electron while bonding. Yes. Because potassium is a metal and fluorine is a non-metal, of course because it is a gas. Potassium is not a noble gas and so is fluorine. Wanna see the thin (MORE)

What are carcinogenes?

They are toxic substances that cause cancer, they do not cause it right away they take a while to cause cancer depending on exposure. Certain forms of radiation are also classified as carcinogens, for example radioactivity, sunshine and electric fields. Exposure, even long term, to carcinogens wi (MORE)

Can you get potassium nitrate in a pill form?

Yes. Take a look at Advanced Orthomolecular Research's Axioma line. I believe all variations of the product have around 250mg of Potassium Nitrate which is used as a delivery system for the 'active ingredient' in each variation.

What bond will form between potassium and fluorine?

Ionic. KF is the compound. Potassium donates one electron and fluorine accepts one into its outer shell. Both then have a octet. Ionic. Because none of them are noble gases, they form ions, and one is a non-metal, the other is a metal, it is ionic.

What is chemical formula of potassium sorbate?

It is difficult to write chemical formulae correctly in this forumbut this is the best I can do - hopefully you will recognise how itshould be written correctly ie with numbers written smaller and lowdown. C6H7KO2

Does potassium form covalent bonds?

No, it forms only ionic bonds. Covalent bonds are only formed between non-metals, although a few metals, such as Aluminum, can also form covalent bonds with non-metals.

What two elements formed potassium?

Potassium is NOT a compound made of 2 elements, it is an element by itself, exsisting of one kind of atoms: . symbol K, group 1 . atomic number 19, mass 39.1 a.m.u.

How do you get Carcinogen?

Carcinogens can be eaten, drunk, inhaled, smoked, absorbed by the skin or other body tissues. Usually, if enough carcinogens are accumulated, cancer will result. They can take thousands of different forms.

Why does potassium nitrate form a covalent bond?

The potassium ion (K + ) is ionically bonded with the nitrate ion (NO 3 - ) , however Within the nitrate ion three oxygen atoms are bonded to a central nitrogen atom through covalent bonds.

What is the function of potassium sorbate?

Potassium Sorbate is a potassium salt version of sorbic acid. Sorbic acid is a polyunsaturated fat used to inhibit mold growth.(used for over 80 years as a food preservative). Potassium benzoate is added as preservatives. It maintains the freshness of the product through its shelf life and inhibits (MORE)

What is potassium sorbate used for in wine making?

It is used to stabilize a wine to prevent it from starting the second (malolactic) fermentation. It should be used together with potassium metabisulfite to avoid producing a bad smell called "geranium smell".

Is potassium different from potassium sorbate?

Yes. Potassium on its own is a soft, highly reactive metallic element that can form a variety of ionic compounds with. Potassium sorbate is one of them, a compound of potassium, carbon, hydrogen., and oxygen. It is much more stable the elemental potassium. Its is commonly used as a preservative.

What is sodium sorbate?

Sodium sorbate has the chemical formula NaC6H7O2. It is the sodiumsalt of sorbic acid. Also known as "sodium-hexa-2,4-dienoate"systematically, it is a food additive.

What is the compound formed when potassium reacts with chlorine?

The compound formed is KCl. K is in group 1 on the Periodic Table, it wants to lose 1 electron to be like the nearest noble gas (i.e. fulfill the octet rule - look at the Periodic Table to see what the closest noble gas is to the element in question, i.e. He, Ne, Ar, etc. In this case, K wants to (MORE)

What are the uses of potassium sorbate?

Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. It is used in foods, such as cheese, wine, yoghurt, dried meats, apple cider, and soft drinks, to inhibit molds and yeasts.

Why does potassium form compounds?

potassium- element 19, alkali metals, atomic symbol "K" potassium is rarely if ever found in its pure form, this is because it only has one valence electron, the closer an atom is to a totally full or totally empty valence energy level, the more it wants to bond with an element that will give it a (MORE)