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Periodic Table Element Comparison: Compare Elements - Molybdenum vs Potassium

Compare Molybdenum and Potassium

Compare Molybdenum 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 Molybdenum vs Potassium with most reliable information about their properties, attributes, facts, uses etc. You can compare Mo vs K on more than 90 properties like electronegativity , oxidation state, atomic shells, orbital structure, Electronaffinity, physical states, electrical conductivity and many more.

Facts

Molybdenum
42
Mo
95.94
Solid
Gray
transition metal
6
chromium family 
5
d
[Kr] 4d5 5s1
2623 °C
4639 °C
2, 8, 18, 13, 1
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Neighborhood Elements of Molybdenum
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 Molybdenum was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in year 1781 in Sweden. Molybdenum derived its name from from the Greek word molybdos meaning 'lead'
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 %)
5×10-7%
9×10-7%
1.2e-06
1.1e-06
1×10-6%
1e-07
3e-06
4e-06
0.0007
0.015
0.00042
0.002

Crystal Structure and Atomic Structure

190 pm
9.3326848249027 cm3
145 pm
N/A
2.6
molybdenum Spectrum
314.7, 314.7, 314.7 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
Im_ 3m
229

Body Centered Cubic

molybdenum 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
42
42
42
95.94
53.94
2, 8, 18, 13, 1
[Kr] 4d5 5s1
4d5 5s1
-4;-2;-1  1;2;3;4;5;6
7S3
molybdenum 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:
92Mo, 94Mo, 95Mo, 96Mo, 97Mo, 98Mo.
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
39K, 41K.

Chemical Properties: Ionization Energies and electron affinity

6
2.16
71.9 kJ/mol
684.3, 1560, 2618, 4480, 5257, 6640.8, 12125, 13860, 15835, 17980, 20190, 22219, 26930, 29196, 52490, 5.5×104, 6.14×104, 6.77×104, 7.4×104, 8.04×104, 8.7×104 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

10.28 g/cm3
9.3326848249027

 

329 GPa
20 GPa
230 GPa
0.31


 

5.5 MPa
1530 MPa
1.5×103 MPa

 

2×107 S/m
5×10-8 m Ω
0.915

 

139 W/(m K)
4.8×10-6 K-1

 

Paramagnetic
N/A
1.17×10-8
1.122×10-9
0.0001203

 

N/A

 

6190 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

2623 °C
4639 °C
N/A
0.915

 

36 kJ/mol
600 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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4.1
3089
N/A
3
N/A
1
0

 

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

 

440 °C
N/A