Complete Definition of "potassium"

English

elements|K|argon|Ar|calcium|Ca

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-potassium.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
Potassium derives from the word potassa (potash) with the suffix -ium.

Noun
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  1. a soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature; an element (symbol K) with an atomic number of 19 and atomic weight of 39.0983. The symbol is derived from the Latin kalium.

Derived terms
top2
bismuthide of potassium
bromide of potassium
carbonate of potassium
chromate of potassium
hydrogen potassium carbonate
monopotassium
plumbate of potassium
potassamide
potassic
potassio-
potassium-39
potassium-40
potassium-42
potassium-43
potassium acetate
potassium acid carbonate
potassium aluminate
potassium aluminum sulfate, potassium aluminium sulphate
potassium antimonyl tartrate
potassium-argon dating
potassium bentonite
potassium benzoate
potassium bicarbonate
potassium bifluoride
potassium bisulfate
potassium bromate
potassium bromide
potassium carbonate
potassium channel
potassium chlorate
potassium chloride
potassium chromate
potassium cyanide
potassium deficiency
potassium dichromate
potassium feldspar
potassium ferrate
potassium ferricyanide
potassium ferrocyanide
potassium fluoborate
potassium fluoride
potassium fluosilicate
potassium fluorotantalate
potassium fluorotitanate
potassium fulminate
potassium gluconate
mid2
potassium glutamate
potassium glycerophosphate
potassium gold chloride
potassium gold cyanide
potassium hexafluoroaluminate
potassium hexafluoroantimonate
potassium hexafluoroarsenate
potassium humate
potassium hydrate
potassium hydride
potassium hydrogen carbonate
potassium hydroxide
potassium iodate
potassium iodide
potassium iodohydrargyrate
potassium linoleate
potassium magnesium chloride hexahydrate
potassium manganate
potassium manganite
potassium metabisulfite
potassium nitrate
potassium nitrite
potassium osmate
potassium oxalate
potassium oxide
potassium percarbonate
potassium perchlorate
potassium periodate
potassium permanganate
potassium peroxide
potassium persulfate
potassium perxenate
potassium phosphate
potassium platinocyanide
potassium plumbate
potassium salt
potassium selective electrode
potassium silicate
potassium sorbate
potassium stannate
potassium stannite
potassium sulfate, potassium sulphate
potassium thiocyanate
potassium titanyl phosphate
potassium vanadate
potassium xanthate
potassium zirconium fluoride

Related terms
potash
potass
potassa

Translations

Afrikaans: kalium
Albanian: kalium
Arabic: ARchar|بÙتاسÙÙÙ|بÙÙتÙاسÙÙÙÙ (butásyum) m
Armenian: Õ¯Õ¡Õ¬Õ«Õ¸ÖÕ´ (kalium)
Basque: potasioa
Belarusian: калÑй (kálij) m
Bosnian: kalij
Breton: potasiom, kaliom m
Bulgarian: калий (kálij) m
Catalan: potassi
Chinese: é (jiÇ)
Chinese Cantonese: é (gaap3)
Cornish: calyum
Croatian: kalij
Czech: draslík
Danish: kalium
Dutch: kalium n, potas f
Esperanto: kalio
Estonian: kaalium
Faroese: kalium
Finnish: kalium
French: potassium m
Frisian: kalium
Friulian: potassi
Galician: potasio m
Georgian: ááááá£áá (kaliumi)
German: Kalium n
Greek: κάλιον (kálion) n
Hebrew: he-translation|×ש×××|ashlegán m
Hungarian: kálium
Icelandic: kalín
Interlingua: potassium, kalium
Irish: potaisiam
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Italian: potassio m
Japanese: ã«ãªã¦ã  (kariumu)
Kashmiri: kali
Kazakh: калий (kálii)
Korean: 칼륨 (kallyum), í¬íì (potasyum), 칼리 (kalli)
Latin: kalium n
Latvian: kÄlijs
Lithuanian: kalis
Luxembourgish: kalium
Macedonian: калиÑм (kálium) m
Malay: kalium
Maltese: potassju
Manx: potashum
Mongolian: кали (kali)
Norwegian: kalium
Persian: FAchar|پتاسÙÙ (potâsim)
Polish: potas m
Portuguese: potássio m
Romanian: potasiu n, kaliu n
Russian: калий (kálij) m
Scottish Gaelic: potaisiam
Serbian: калиÑÑм (kalijum) m
Slovak: draslík
Slovene: kalij
Spanish: potasio m
Swedish: kalium
Tajik: kali'
Tamil: வà¯à®à®¿à®¯à®®à¯ (vediyam)
Thai: THchar|à¹à¸à¹à¸à¸ªà¹à¸à¸µà¸¢à¸¡ (phÅthaetsiam)
Turkish: potasyum
Ukrainian: калÑй (kálij) m
Uzbek: калий (kalii)
Vietnamese: kali
Welsh: potasiwm

References
Potassa and Potassium in the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, 1974 edition.

External links
For etymology and more information refer to:
http://elements.vanderkrogt.net/elem/be.html
(A lot of the translations were taken from that site with permission from the author)

See also
carnallite
langbeinite
polyhalite
potash
saltpeter, saltpetre
sylvite

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