What is the atomic weight? 

The atomic weight is 39.0983

What is the symbol?

It’s symbol for potassium is K

Atomic Number?

It’s number  is 19

Melting Point?

The melting point is 63.38 c

Boiling Point?

 The boiling point is 759 c


It’s color is Silver

Element Category?

Its an Alkali Metal

Electron Configuration?

The electron configuration is 2,8,8,1

When it’s discovered?

It was  discovered 1807

Who discovered it?

Humphrey Davy discovered potassium. Humphrey is an English chemist and inventor. He is probably best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals. May 29, 1829 is when he died and is  December 17, 1778 when he was born.

Humphry Davy, English chemist

What its use for?

Its used for Soap and glass

Is it stabled or not?

Potassium is a stabled element

What state of matter is potassium commonly found in?

Potassium is a solid

Where in the world is it found in?

Potassium is found in large quantities in areas such as: California, New Mexico, Utah and Germany.

How it got its name?

Potassium was called kalium in ancient times (this is the reason that potassium’s symbol on the periodic table is K), but in more modern times, potassium was extracted from potash, so it was named potassium in English.