( solid chunks )
Ultra pure quantities of the
element Potassium (atomic number 19),
ideal for element collectors of those conducting experiments/producing
alloys with pure Potassium metal. Potassium is a very soft metal that can
easily be cut with a knife. It reacts explosively with water - even more so than Sodium metal. Even tiny amounts ignite on contact with water and liberate Hydrogen gas which also ignites and may explode. It is a flammable metal and can
cause severe burns if it comes in contact with the skin. This material
should only be handled by those familiar with its properties. Potassium is shipped in a poly bottle under Mineral Oil - within a metal
can. Potassium is a very lightweight metal (so lightweight, that it
actually floats on water). Although a 5 gram container may not seem like a lot, it actually contains quite a bit of the metal. The image above shows 5 grams of Potassium metal in the glass dish. Several random size chunks of Potassium metal are included and the total weight is guaranteed to be over 5 grams.
Use safety precautions
(wear eye protection and gloves) when working with Potassium metal.
Violently/explosively reacts with water and may ignite on contact with
air. Causes severe burns on contact with body tissue.