Potassium

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Potassium

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Potassium in Feldspar.

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Potassium is used for fireworks. Potassium nitrate, and potassium chlorate go intoPotassium permangate is an oxidizing agent and was used to help wounds heal.Potassium also replaces sodium in low-sodium salt products for people with high blood pressure.Potassium phosphate is one of the main ingridients in detergents.It is used to make soaps aswell.The greatest demand for potassium has been used for fertilizers.

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Symbol: K, from the Latin word KaliumAtomic Number: 19Atomic Mass: 39.0983 Protons: 19Neutrons: 20Electrons: 19

Potassium is in group 1, period 4 on the periodic table. It is classified as an alkali metal.Potassium was first discovered by Sir Humphrey Davis in 1807 through the electrolysis of molten caustic potash.

Potassium is very important. It is used almost everydayby people everywhere. Potassium is also very healthy for you. It is a major part of your diet.The potassium ion is important for all living cells. Animals also use sodium ions and potassium ions to generate electric potentials. I use potassium everyday because it is in soap. Potassium is found in foods like fruits, and vegetables. I like to eat fruits, and vegetables often, so I have alot of potassium in me, which makes me healthy.

Four fragments of Potassium.

Grolier., ' Knapp, B. (2002). Potassium to Zirconium. Danbury, CT: Grolier Educational.It's Elemental - The Periodic Table of Elements. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/

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From the English word potash.

fireworks.


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