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Compound Summary for: CID 5462222

Potassium

Also known as: Kalium; Potassium, metal; 7440-09-7; Potassium, (liquid alloy); HSDB 698; EINECS 231-119-8; UN2257; potasio; ACMC-20ajva
Molecular Formula: K   Molecular Weight: 39.0983   InChIKey: ZLMJMSJWJFRBEC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
An element that is in the alkali group of metals. It has an atomic symbol K, atomic number 19, and atomic weight 39.10. It is the chief cation in the intracellular fluid of muscle and other cells. Potassium ion is a strong electrolyte and it plays a significant role in the regulation of fluid volume and maintenance of the water-electrolyte balance.   From: MeSH
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