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  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Potassium
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  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Kalium
  • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Potassium
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Kalium
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ืืฉืœื’ืŸ
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  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Potasio
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Kalium

Potassium: uses

The following uses for potassium are gathered from a number of sources as well as from anecdotal comments. I would be delighted to receive corrections as well as additional referenced uses.

  • The superoxide KO2 is used in breathing apparatus where moisture in the breath and carbon dioxide reacts with it to release oxygen [2KO2 + H2O + 2CO2 → 2KHCO3 + O2 ]
  • the alloy of potassium with sodium (NaK) is used as a heat-transfer medium in nuclear reactors. The alloy is liquid at ambient temperature and is a good reducing agent in the chemistry laboratory
  • fertilizers - usually as the chloride, sulphate, nitrate, or carbonate
  • possium nitrate, KNO3, and potassium chlorate, KClO3, are used in fireworks
  • potassium bromide, KBr, was used as an antaphrodisiac - oh dear!
  • potassium permanganate, KMnO4, is an important oxidizing agent
  • low-sodium salt
  • potassium hydroxide is used in the preparation of potassium phosphates for liquid detergents