Potassium, metal

Potassium, metal (K) is a soft white metal, strong reducing agent, water-reactive, and pyrophoric. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Potassium, metal. Please review our fire rated products: Flammable storage

Potassium, metal Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Highly flammable in presence of open flames and sparks
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details:
  • Description: Potassium is a chemical element with symbol K and atomic number 19. Elemental potassium is a soft silvery-white alkali metal that oxidizes rapidly in air and is very reactive with water, generating ...
  • Classification: CLASS 4.3
  • Brand Name: n/a

Potassium, metal Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
K 0.862 g/cm³ 1032 K, 759°C, 1398°F n/a 39.102 g/mol Liquid ammonia, ethylenediamine, aniline, several metal 336.53 K,_63.38°C,_146.08°F

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