Potassium

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Potassium

Humphry Davy(right) discovered Potassium in 1807

Name Origin: English, "potash" (pot ashes) Arabic, "qali" meaning alkali (The symbol comes from "kalium," a Latin word)Meaning of Name: An Alkali extracted with water, in a pot of ash or burned leaves or woods.

Potassium - K

Neutrons- 20Density - 0.856Isotopes - 17

Melting Point - 63.25 degrees CBoiling Point - 760 degrees C

Potassium is located in group 1A/in the Alkali Metals Family.

Some examples of things K is in include fertilizer, glass manufacturing, and engraving.

Potassium is found as a solid

Potassium occurs in nature as a compound. It is not found pure, because it's so reactive.

Potassium and water reaction!


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