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Potassium is the eighth most abundant element on Earth. Potassium occurs in many different minerals. Some of the important minerals potassium is found in include sylvite (potassium chloride), or carnallite (magnesium chloride), or langbeinite (magnesium sulfate). There are three natural isotopes of potassium, potassium-39, potassium-40, and potassium-41. There are also ten radioactive isotopes of potassium known. The most important compound of potassium is potassium chloride. Potassium is one of the three primary nutrients required by plants.
Potassium has 19 Protons and 20 Neutrons, with 4 orbitals.
Potassium is a soft, silvery-white substance.
Potassium is in column 1 on the periodic table. It is very reactive, and this is the reaction when combined with water.