Potassium(K) is the 8th most abundant elements in the Earth’s Crust and it makes up roughly 2.1% of the Earth’s crust. Potassium is an alkali metal and is a soft and metallic solid with a high electrical and thermal conductivity. Its atomic number is 19 and was found by sir Humphry Davy in 1807 after using a process called electrolysis on potash (potash is an alkaline potassium compound).
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