Elastic Modulus of Potassium (K) + Sources, Name Origin ...

One important property is the elastic modulus which tell us something about a material's resistance (even for Potassium). Ok, so what is the elastic modulus of an atom of K?

Note: Learn more about the elastic modulus here.

In the case of Potassium, the elastic modulus is 2.4 10³ MPa. Ok now let's dive into the facts about Potassium that people don't know...

Potassium Facts

Potassium Elastic Modulus

2.4 10³ MPa

Atomic Number

19

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Sources

Found in minerals like carnallite [(KMgCl3).6H2O] & sylvite (potassium chloride, KCL). Pure metal is produced by the reaction of hot potassium chloride and sodium vapors in a special retort.

Atomic Mass

39,0983

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Uses

Used as potash in making glass & soap. Also as saltpeter, potassium nitrate (KNO3) to make explosives and to color fireworks in mauve. Formerly called kalium (K). Vital to function of nerve and muscle tissures.

Description

Soft, waxy, silver-white metal. Eighth most abundant element in the earth's crust (20,900 ppm). Occurs only in compounds.

Atomic Symbol

K

Name Origin

English: pot ash; symbol from Latin: kalium, (alkali).

State at 20 °C

Solid

Discovery

Discovered By: Sir Humphrey Davy
Year: 1807
Location: England

Want to learn more details and data about Potassium (K)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

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