Potassium (K) Element's Properties and Facts

Element Name : Potassium Potassium
Symbol : K
Presence in:
1. 70 kg Person : 140 g
2. Body : 0.25 %
3. Earth Crust : 2 %
4. Earth Ocean : 0.042 %
5. Universe : 0.0003 %
Properties:
1. Atomic Number : 19
2. Atomic Weight : 39.0983
3. Group : 1
4. Period : 4
5. Block : s
6. Density : 0.856 g/cm3
7. Melting Point : 336.53 K
8. Boiling Point : 1032 K
9. Electron Form : [Ar] 4s1
10. State of matter : Solid
11. Color : Silvery-white
Other Facts:
1. Area of Presence in Body : Enzymes, Electrolyte
2. Existence in type of Foods : Legumes, potato skin, tomatoes, and bananas
3. Diseases : Excessive fluid loss, consuming high levels of sodium, digestive problems, Blood pressure
4. Health Uses : Helps to maintain proper heart beat and electrical signaling in nerves.
5. Adult consumption / day : 4.7 g
6. Children consumption / day : 400 mg
7. Natural Form : Sylvite or potassium chloride (KCl), sylvinite or sodium potassium chloride (NaCl KCl), carnallite or potassium magnesium chloride (KCl MgCl 2 ), langbeinite or potassium magnesium sulfate (K 2 SO 4 ? 2MgSO 4 ), and polyhalite or calcium magnesium potassium sulfate (2CaSO 4 ? MgSO 4 ? K 2 SO 4 ).
8. Other Forms : Nil
9. Source Place : Russia, Canada, Germany, Israel, France and the USA.
10. Common Uses : Used in glass, soaps, explosives, baking powder, tanning lotions, and especially in fertilizers and heat exchange medium.
 

Elements in the Human Body

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57 - 71
7
89 - 103
Lanthanide
Actinide
The color of the atomic number indicates the state of matter at standard conditions (0°C and 1 atm)
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