JAZZY POTASSIUM

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History

  • Origin of name: from the English word "potash"
  • potassium carbonate was mixed with animal fat to make soap
  • Potassium was the first metal isolated by electrolysis

Uses

  • Potassium salts are essential for both animals and plants
  • It is essential for nerve and heart function
  • It is also a vital element in the human diet.

Biology in humans

  • Build proteins

  • Break down and use carbohydrates

  • Build muscle

  • Maintain normal body growth

  • Control the electrical activity of the heart

  • Control the acid-base balance

Geology

Never found in nature.

Interesting Facts

The element is quite abundant and makes up about 1.5 % by weight of the earth's crust.