CAS Number7440-50-8
PubChem CID23978
Atomic Radius128
Atomic Volume7,1
Atomic Weight63,546
Boiling Point2 562
Bulk Modulus
CategoryTransition metals
Crystal StructureFace Centered Cubic
Covalent Radius132
Electrical Resistivity
Electron Configuration[Ar] 3d10 4s1
Electrons per shell2, 8, 18, 1
Heat of Fusion13,1
Heat of Vaporization300
Ionization Potential7,726
Magnetic Ordering
Magnetic Susceptibility
Mass Number29
Melting Point1 084,6
Atomic Number64
Oxidation States1, 2, 3, 4
Poisson Ratio
Shear Modulus
Specific Heat Capacity0,385
Thermal Conductivity4,01
Van der Waals radius
Young's Modulus
Abundance in Earth's crust0.0068%
Abundance in Universe6×10-6%
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Potassium's symbol K comes from 'kalium' the name of the element in Germany and Scandinavia.

Potassium metal was first isolated in 1807 by Sir Humphry Davy, who derived it from caustic potash by the use of electrolysis of the molten salt with the newly discovered voltaic pile.

Potassium was the first metal that was isolated by electrolysis. From the English word, potash - pot ashes; Latin kalium, Arab qali, alkali 29 From the Latin word "cuprum" meaning the island of "Cyprus"

Isotopes of Potassium

Standard Atomic Weight


Stable Isotopes

63Cu 65Cu

Unstable Isotopes

52Cu 53Cu 54Cu 55Cu 56Cu 57Cu 58Cu 59Cu 60Cu 61Cu 62Cu 64Cu 66Cu 67Cu 68Cu 69Cu 70Cu 71Cu 72Cu 73Cu 74Cu 75Cu 76Cu 77Cu 78Cu 79Cu 80Cu

Potassium must be handled with great care with full skin and eye protection
People whose diets are low in potassium can suffer from hypokalemia
The greatest demand for potash has been in its use for fertilizers.

Potassium is an essential constituent for plant growth and is found in most soils.

Potassium nitrate is the main explosive ingredient in gunpowder.

Potassium hydroxide is used in the manufacture of soft soaps and as an electrolyte in alkaline batteries.