Enthalpy of Fusion of Potassium (K) + Color, Sources, Discovery ...

Energy and heat may change a substance's state from solid to liquid (Fusion). Such energy may be called enthalpy of fusion and it is important even for Potassium. Ok, so what is the enthalpy of fusion for an atom of K?

Note: Learn more about the enthalpy of fusion here.

In the case of Potassium, enthalpy of fusion is 2.334 kilojoules per mole. There are non heat related facts about Potassium that you might like to know. I'll walk you through...

Potassium Facts

Potassium Enthalpy of Fusion

2.334 kilojoules per mole

State at 20 °C

Solid

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.

Atomic Mass

39,0983

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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.

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).

Atomic Number

19

Learn more about the atomic number.

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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