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In the case of Potassium the atomic radius is 2.77 Å. There are cool facts about Potassium that most don’t know about. Let me show you…

Potassium Data

Potassium Atomic Radius

2.77 Å

State at 20 °C

Solid

Uses

Used as potash in making glass & soap. Also as saltpeter, potassium nitrate (KNO3) to make explosives and to color fireworks in mauve. Formerly called kalium (K). Vital to function of nerve and muscle tissures.

Atomic Mass

39,0983

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Sources

Found in minerals like carnallite [(KMgCl3).6H2O] & sylvite (potassium chloride, KCL). Pure metal is produced by the reaction of hot potassium chloride and sodium vapors in a special retort.

Description

Soft, waxy, silver-white metal. Eighth most abundant element in the earth’s crust (20,900 ppm). Occurs only in compounds.

Atomic Symbol

K

Name Origin

English: pot ash; symbol from Latin: kalium, (alkali).

Atomic Number

19

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Discovery

Discovered By: Sir Humphrey Davy

Year: 1807

Location: England

Want to learn more details and data about Potassium (K)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

Video

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