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Potassium ChloridePotassium Chloride's chemical compund is KCl (potassium and chloride). Potassium Chloride is used as lethal injection in the U.S.Normal amounts of potassium chloride is completely fine, but if you overdose, it causes the heart to stop functioning. It is also used in fertilizer.

Element: Potassium

Potassium is necessary for the heart, kidneys, and other organs to work normally. Potassium is essential to plant nutrition and are used in fertilizers. Agricultural fertilizers consume 95% of global potassium chemical pruduction. 2 of the most common compunds are KCl(potassium chloride) used in fertilizer, and KH(potassium hydroxide) used in many industrial applications and in the production of potassium carbonate.

Humphry Davy is the one who discovered potassium in London during 1807, extracting it from caustic potash (Potassium Hydroxide). Potassium is the first element to be isolated using electrolysis(chemical decomposition using an electric current).

Symbol: K Elemental #: 19Atomic Mass: 39.098

Bizarre Fact

Fertilizer Lethal Injection

Humphry Davy

Pure Potassium Potassium Chloride

It is formed from supernoves via the R-process. The R-process is a nucleosynthesis (creating new atomic nuclei) that occurs in core-collapse.


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