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Periodic Table Element Comparison: Compare Elements - Barium vs Potassium

Compare Barium and Potassium

Compare Barium and Potassium on the basis of their properties, attributes and periodic table facts. Compare elements on more than 90 properties. All the elements of similar categories show a lot of similarities and differences in their chemical, atomic, physical properties and uses. These similarities and dissimilarities should be known while we study periodic table elements. You can study the detailed comparison between Barium vs Potassium with most reliable information about their properties, attributes, facts, uses etc. You can compare Ba vs K on more than 90 properties like electronegativity , oxidation state, atomic shells, orbital structure, Electronaffinity, physical states, electrical conductivity and many more.

Facts

Barium
56
Ba
137.327
Solid
Silver
alkaline earth metal
2
beryllium family 
6
s
[Xe] 6s2
727 °C
1870 °C
2, 8, 18, 18, 8, 2
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Neighborhood Elements of Barium
Potassium
19
K
39.0983
Solid
Silver
alkali metal
1
lithium family 
4
s
[Ar] 4s1
63.38 °C
759 °C
2, 8, 8, 1
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Neighborhood Elements of Potassium

History

History
The element Barium was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in year 1808 in United Kingdom. Barium derived its name from from the Greek barys, meaning 'heavy'
The element Potassium was discovered by Humphry Davy in year 1807 in United Kingdom. Potassium derived its name derived its name from from New Latin potassa, 'potash' (kalium in Latin)

Presence: Abundance in Nature and Around Us

Ppb by weight (1ppb =10^-7 %)
1×10-6%
1×10-6%
2.7e-06
0.00034
3×10-6%
3e-07
3e-06
4e-06
0.0007
0.015
0.00042
0.002

Crystal Structure and Atomic Structure

253 pm
39.124501424501 cm3
198 pm
N/A
1.3
barium Spectrum
502.8, 502.8, 502.8 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
Im_ 3m
229

Body Centered Cubic

barium Crystal Structure
243 pm
45.67558411215 cm3
196 pm
275 pm
2.1
potassium Spectrum
532.8, 532.8, 532.8 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
Im_ 3m
229

Body Centered Cubic

potassium Crystal Structure

Atomic and Orbital Properties

Atomic Number
Number of Electrons (with no charge)
Number of Protons
Mass Number
Number of Neutrons
Shell structure (Electrons per energy level)
Electron Configuration
Valence Electrons
Oxidation State
Atomic Term Symbol (Quantum Numbers)
Shell structure
56
56
56
137.327
81.327
2, 8, 18, 18, 8, 2
[Xe] 6s2
6s2
 1;2
1S0
barium Shells
19
19
19
39.0983
20.0983
2, 8, 8, 1
[Ar] 4s1
4s1
-1  1
2S1/2
potassium Shells

Isotopes - Nuclear Properties

Isotopes
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
130Ba, 132Ba, 134Ba, 135Ba, 136Ba, 137Ba, 138Ba.
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
39K, 41K.

Chemical Properties: Ionization Energies and electron affinity

2
0.89
13.95 kJ/mol
502.9, 965.2, 3.6×103 kJ/mol
1
0.82
48.4 kJ/mol
418.8, 3052, 4420, 5877, 7975, 9590, 11343, 14944, 16963.7, 48610 kJ/mol

Physical Properties

3.51 g/cm3
39.124501424501

 

13 GPa
4.9 GPa
9.6 GPa
N/A


 

1.25 MPa
N/A
N/A

 

2.9×106 S/m
3.5×10-7 m Ω
N/A

 

18 W/(m K)
0.0000206 K-1

 

Paramagnetic
N/A
1.13×10-8
1.552×10-9
3.966e-05

 

N/A

 

1620 m/s
0.856 g/cm3
45.67558411215

 

N/A
1.3 GPa
3.1 GPa
N/A


 

0.4 MPa
N/A
0.363 MPa

 

1.4×107 S/m
7×10-8 m Ω
N/A

 

100 W/(m K)
N/A

 

Paramagnetic
N/A
6.7×10-9
2.62×10-10
5.74×10-6

 

N/A

 

2×103 m/s

Thermal Properties - Enthalpies and thermodynamics

727 °C
1870 °C
N/A
N/A

 

8 kJ/mol
140 kJ/mol
N/A
63.38 °C
759 °C
2223 K
N/A

 

2.33 kJ/mol
76.9 kJ/mol
-182 J/(kg K)

Regulatory and Health - Health and Safety Parameters and Guidelines

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RTECSCQ8370000
4.3
1400
N/A
1
Water Reactive
2
2

 

N/A
N/A
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RTECSTS6460000
4.3
2257
N/A
3
Water Reactive
3
2

 

440 °C
N/A