Potassium

By:Nicole Pajar

Potassium information:

Symbol: K

Atomic Number: 19

Group: 1 Alkali Metals

Atomic Mass:39.0983

How it got it's name?:Kalium; Latin for potash, which comes from the arabic word qali, meaning alkali.


Chemical Properties: Potassium reacts readily with all acids and with all non-metals, such as sulfur, chlorine, fluorine.Like the other alkali metals, potassium is very active. It reacts with water violently and gives off hydrogen gas.


Physical Properties:The melting point of potassium is very low for a metal. It will melt over the flame of a candle flame, which means potassium metal can float on water.

What is it?

It's a soft silvery-white alkali metal that burns rapidly in air and is very reactive with water.

What are some examples of Potassium?

How we used it today?

Here is your answer!

Potassium is a mineral that's crucial for life. It's necessary for the heart, kidneys, and other organs to work normally. People who use might likely use this are athletes, physically demanding jobs. Having low potassium can cause diseases, to prevent it we have supplements of potassium.