Potassium By: Maddisyn cheatwood

The metal I chose is Potassium because Potassium has a big part in our everyday lives.

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, has a low melting point, and is a good conductor of heat and electricity. Potassium imparts a lavender color to a flame, and its vapor is green. It is the seventh most abundant element in Earth's crust, constituting 2.6 percent of its mass.

Where is Potassium found?

Although potassium is the eighth most abundant element on earth and comprises about 2.1% of the earth's crust, 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 hydroxide (KOH) is 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 chart.

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