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Potassium - Periodic Table of Videos

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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. This one is about potassium -- an "evil" element, but one that's crucial to life. In this video, see some violent explosions and the gentle creation of a potassium mirror.

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What do you get when you mix potassium, diethyl ether and a little bit of water?
For all the basics about potassium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For lots more interesting information about potassium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.

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