Symbol: K Group: Alkali Metal Classification: Metal
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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.