Atomic mass & Atomic Number
Potassium's atomic mass is 39.10 amu and the atomic number is 19.
Properties of Metals
Potassium is classified as a metal because it is soft and white with a silvery lustre, and has a low melting point.
Where is Potassium located?
Potassium is the eighth most abundant element on earth and comprises about 2.1% of the earths crust, and it is a very reactive element and is never found free in nature.
What is it used in on earth?
Potassium forms many in compounds, it is used in fertilizers, as a salt substitute and to produce other chemicals. Potassium is also used to make soaps, detergents, and drain cleaners.
What type of metal is Potassium?
The chemical symbol K comes from Kalium, the Medieval Latin for potash, which may have derived from the arabic word Qali, meaning alkali, Potassium is a soft, silvery-white metal, member of the alkali group of the periodic table.