what is the balanced dissociation equation for K^3PO^4? what is the name of formula?

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K3PO4 is an ionic compound that dissociates itself upon its addition to the solvent to form a solution. When it is in the solution it forms ions. The balanced dissociation for for K3PO4  is

K3PO4 --->  3K^+ + PO4^-3

The dissociation of 1 mole of K3PO4 forms 3 moles of potassium ions (K^+) and 1 mole of phosphate ions (PO4^-3). The equation is already balanced.

K3PO4 has an IUPAC name of Tripotassium phosphate which is a water soluble salt that is commonly used as food additive because of its emulsifying property.