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Potassium, Alkaline metals
England
1807
Non-metal
Alkaline metals,along with lithium, sodium, rubidium, cesium, and francium.
P-19
E-19
N-20


Covalent Bonding -Potassium is a group 1 element( Alkali Metals). it has 1 valence electron,which means it would have to loose 1 valence electron to have a perfect shell and have a positive charge.There are two types of covalent bonds.They are polar and non polar.A polar bond is a bond in which electrons are shared between elements having a difference in electronegativity of between 0.5 and ~2.0. A non polar bond is a type of covalent bond in which both atoms attract the bonding electrons equally or nearly equally.

Bond - Explain a different type of bond other than covalent.

Bond - Explain another type of bond.

Bond - Explain a fourth type of bond.

Friends, Please Join Me!
List all types of bonds and example elements that should bond with you.

I Want to Join
On another element's page (created by another student), click edit the page and type in this section only. Add a blank line under this area and explain in a sentence or two who you are (element and class period - hydrogen3), what type of bond you would form with the element on this page, and why you would form a bond with this element. After you have typed your sentence, highlight your element name (hydrogen3) and click the "Insert Link" button from the editing toolbar (Globe with a chain at the bottom). Make sure that the link text and the page name are your element name and period number. Do not change them or put a space in between them. Click "OK" and now "Save" the page. Click on your element name to link back to your element's page. If your page does not appear, ask for assistance and go back and redo the link on this section.