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English

Chemical element
K Previous: argon (Ar)
Next: calcium (Ca)

Pronunciation

Etymology

From potassa (potash) + -ium.

Noun

Singular
potassium

Plural
-

potassium (-)
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  1. (chemistry) A soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature; an element (symbol K) with an atomic number of 19 and atomic weight of 39.0983. The symbol is derived from the Latin kalium.

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References

  • Potassa and Potassium in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.

External links

For etymology and more information refer to: http://elements.vanderkrogt.net/elem/be.html (A lot of the translations were taken from that site with permission from the author)

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