Potassium Magnetic Properties
Potassium magnetic properties comprise of specific gravity and magnetic ordering of this metal. The specific gravity of Potassium is 0.86. Toxicity of a metal is determined by the value the specific gravity. Generally, the metal with higher values of the specific gravity have a tendency to get accumulated in the human body resulting in toxic side-effects.
Magnetic ordering of Potassium defines its magnetic orientation & magnetic nature, which gives an insight into the magnetic properties of Potassium. Potassium is Paramagnetic metal. Paramagnetic metals are slightly attracted by magnet, but they can’t retain the magnetic effect once they are removed from the magnetic field. The orientation of the electron spin in a metal's atom, the orientation of the atoms in a molecule, and the extent to which domains of atoms can line up are the factors that determine the response of a metal to a magnetic field.