Melting Point of Potassium ☀️ (K) rev. 2022 [& Color, Sources, Discovery ...

One of the most important (and useful) physical properties is the melting point. All atoms will 'melt' at some point, even Potassium. Ok but what is the melting point of an atom of K?

In the case of Potassium the melting point is 63.25°C. Now let's look at other properties and facts about Potassium...

Potassium Overview

Potassium Melting Point



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

State at 20 °C



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.


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.


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

Atomic Symbol


Name Origin

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

Atomic Mass


Learn more about the atomic mass.

Atomic Number


Learn more about the atomic number.

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


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