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Potassium is a chemical element with symbol K (from Neo-Latin kalium) and atomic number 19. It was first isolated from potash, the ashes of plants, from which its name derives. In the periodic table, potassium is one of the alkali metals . All of the alkali metals have a single valence electron in the outer electron shell, which is ...

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Element Potassium (K), Group 1, Atomic Number 19, s-block, Mass 39.098. Sources, facts, uses, scarcity (SRI), podcasts, alchemical symbols, videos and images.

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Metallic potassium was first isolated by Sir Humphry Davy in 1807 through the electrolysis of molten caustic potash (KOH). A few months after discovering potassium, Davy used the same method to isolate sodium. Potassium can be obtained from the minerals sylvite (KCl), carnallite (KCl·MgCl2·6H2O), langbeinite ...

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Potassium is a mineral that plays many critical roles in the body. Food sources of potassium include fruits (especially dried fruits), cereals, beans, milk, and vegetables. Potassium is used for treating and preventing low potassium levels. It is also used to treat high blood pressure and prevent stroke. Some people use it to ...

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Potassium is a major mineral as well as an electrolyte, which means that it carries an electrical charge. The positive charge of potassium ensures that potassium is able to perform all of its necessary functions in your body. Every fluid in your body contains potassium, but 95 percent of the potassium in your body is located ...

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The first element of the fourth row (period) is potassium. The name potassium comes from a substance called Potash. That compound that has been used for hundreds of years and has the chemical formula KOH. Even though we have been using potash for centuries, Davy officially discovered potassium in 1807. In fact ...

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According to the National Academies' Food and Nutrition Board, an adequate intake of potassium is 4.7 grams per day. In North America, however, the average man consumes approximately 3 grams and ...

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Jun 30, 2015 ... However, minerals and compounds containing potassium are common: It's the seventh-most abundant element in Earth's crust. Naturally occurring potassium salts such as saltpeter and potash have been used for centuries, but no one isolated potassium until 1807, when Cornish chemist Humphry Davy ...

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Other potential interactions. Digoxin: Low blood levels of potassium increase the likelihood of toxic effects from digoxin, a medication used to treat abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure. Your doctor will test your potassium levels to make sure they stay normal.