Potassium

Potassium
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  • I wonder what are some things that go into our body when we eat specific food?  You know what, I'm going to take a close look at some food that we eat daily. For today's experiment, I'm going to use a banana!
  • Ok, so, I electrolyzed potash which I had very slightly moistened by exposing it to the moist air. Then BOOM! I have my answer!!!
  • Did you know that most of the universe’s potassium atoms were made in the final moments of giant stars as they exploded in supernovae? Potassium is made in the oxygen burning shell of stars when they explode. This is not normal burning, of course; it is nuclear fusion. Potassium is made, along with several other elements including sulfur, and silicon, during explosive oxygen burning in supernovae.
  • I learned that bananas contain potassium! All living cells need potassium to maintain fluid balance, therefore we and all other forms of life on Earth need potassium minerals to survive. 
  • Potassium is available in all meats, plants and dairy products. Fruit and vegetables are the best sources of potassium.
  • Potassium has colors of silver and white, it's density is 0.862 g/cm3. Its boiling point is 765.6 oC, 1038.7 K and its melting point is 63.4 oC, 336.5 K.
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