This molecule has eight atoms and also has four different compounds. The formula for potassium acetate is CH3CO2K. All of these atoms are held with bonds that keep them all together to form a molecule. Potassium acetate has properties as well. These properties consist of a food preservative which is a white crystalline color. It also has slight characteristic odor. A characteristic odor is caused by one or more volatilized chemical compounds that generally are found in low concentrations that animals and humans can perceive by their sense of smell. Also potassium acetate is known to be in the food industry. It has a PH range of 7-9 and also have the melting point of 292 C., which would be water-soluble food preservatives. Another little fact about potassium acetate is that it is a white powder. In Potassium acetate there is 2 mEq of potassium in 196 mg of Potassium acetate. It can usually be found in laboratory routines. Potassium acetate can be used as salt for ethanol precipitation in DNA. It’s also soluble in water methanol, ethanol, and liquid ammonia. When potassium acetate is at the boiling point the compound will decompose. Another fact is that for potassium acetate there are multiple formulas for either solid liquids or the gases that it makes during different phase changes.This element is a pure substance and not a mixture. Potassium acetate is very helpful with scientist trying to find a cure or doctors trying to heal/fix a person.