Potassium and Barium
Uses of Potassium
- Potassium is associated with movement of water, nutrients and and carbohydrates in plant tissue
Manufacturing of Glass
-Potassium Carbonate is used in glass
-Potassium Carbonate is a powder that is mixed with water and put into the liquid glass
-Potassium Hydroxide is used in soap
-Soap is created from fats that are isolated from plants and animals
-The fats reacts with the potassium hydroxide which produces potassium soap
How Life would be Affected without Potassium
Uses of Barium
-When Barium Nitrate and Chlorate are mixed together, it gives fireworks the green color
- Oil and gas industries use Barium compounds
- Apparently drilling mud simplifies drilling through rocks by lubricating the drill
-impure barium sulfide radiates after exposure to light
How life would be affected without barium
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