Potassium (K)

Substance: potassium.

Also known as: Kalium

Chemspider article about potassium

Wikipedia article about potassium

Hazard information danger

Corrosive cat. 1

Hazard statements

  • In contact with water releases flammable gases which may ignite spontaneously
  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage

Precautionary statements

  • Do not allow contact with water. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Handle under inert gas. Protect from moisture
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.
  • In case of fire: Use … to extinguish. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Store contents under …

Experiments with this reagent