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Metalloid vs. Potassium

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Metalloidnoun

(chemistry) An element, such as silicon or germanium, intermediate in properties between that of a metal and a nonmetal; especially one that exhibits the external characteristics of a metal, but behaves chemically more as a nonmetal.

Potassiumnoun

A soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature; an element (symbol K) with an atomic number of 19 and atomic weight of 39.0983. The symbol is derived from the Latin kalium.

Metalloidnoun

The metallic base of a fixed alkali, or alkaline earth; applied to sodium, potassium, and some other metallic substances whose metallic character was supposed to be not well defined.

Potassiumnoun

(countable) A single atom of this element.

Metalloidadjective

(not comparable) Of or relating to the metalloids.

Potassiumnoun

An Alkali element, occurring abundantly but always combined, as in the chloride, sulphate, carbonate, or silicate, in the minerals sylvite, kainite, orthoclase, muscovite, etc. Atomic weight 39.0. Symbol K (Kalium).

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Metalloidadjective

(informal) Characteristic of the metal music genre.

Potassiumnoun

a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite

Metalloidnoun

Formerly, the metallic base of a fixed alkali, or alkaline earth; - applied by Sir Humphrey Davy to sodium, potassium, and some other metallic substances whose metallic character was supposed to be not well defined.

Potassium

Potassium is a chemical element with the symbol K (from Neo-Latin kalium) and atomic number 19. Potassium is a silvery-white metal that is soft enough to be cut with a knife with little force.

Metalloidadjective

Having the appearance of a metal.

Metalloidadjective

Having the properties of a nonmetal; nonmetallic; acid; negative.

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Metalloidadjective

of or being a nonmetallic element that has some of the properties of metal;

‘arsenic is a metalloid element’;

Metalloid

A metalloid is a type of chemical element which has a preponderance of properties in between, or that are a mixture of, those of metals and nonmetals. There is no standard definition of a metalloid and no complete agreement on which elements are metalloids.

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