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Potassium Metal
  • Model: USA Only/HazMat/Sig.Req.

Potassium Metal


Potassium Metal
chemical element: K
( 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.

Caution: 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.

Shipping Restriction (info) USA Only
Hazmat Fee (info) Yes
Signature Required (info) Yes
Quantity Restriction (info) No

MSDS ( Material Safety Data Sheet )

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