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The name potassium derives from the English term "potah" or "potash" baceause it's found in caustic potash The symbol K derives from the Latin term "kalium" meaning alkali

Properties: soft, silvery white metal luster, low melting point, good conductor of heat and electricity.

Facts:1. potassium can prevent a stroke from happening2. potassium provides a lavendar color with a green vapor when burned3. pure potassium can explode when recting to water4. potassium is so soft that you can easily cut it with a knife5. potassium is very shiny, malleable, and also ductile6. potassium is the most abundant metal found in the earth and comprises about 2.3% of the earth's crust