The molecule I chose is potassium sorbate. Its formula is C6H7KO2. Its melting point is 270 degrees Celcius(518 degrees Fahrenheit) and its form is a white crystal-like powder. Potassium sorbate dissolves quickly in water and is made by neutralizing sorbic acid with potassium hydroxide. Potassium sorbate stops mold, yeast, and bacteria from growing. As a result, it is commonly used as a safe and efficient preservative in foods such as cheese, wine, dried meat, soft drinks, fruit drinks, yogurt, and baked goods. It also protects against bacteria in personal care products.