Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises: 2.43a

Answer

Symbol: K Group: Alkali Metal Classification: Metal

Work Step by Step

The symbol K represents potassium. This can be found on most periodic tables, or, in the case of this textbook, on the back side of the page that the periodic table is on. Because it is in group 1 (the first column on the periodic table), it is an Alkali Metal. Based on the name of the group it is a part of, it is clear that it is a metal.
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