Why Potassium is Essential to Life

In life forms, in between cells, no other positive ion is more prevalent than potassium (K+) . The easiest way to collect it is from ashes. If you let water pass through a cloth holding ashes, the water will dissolve some of their compounds, especially potassium carbonate and create a yellowish solution. Evaporating the water will... Continue Reading →

How to Make Magnesium With a Lower Carbon Footprint

Magnesium, the metallic element, is too reactive to be found in its unbound, elemental state. Not only does it react with air, but in the presence of acid, its loose electrons are snatched up by acidic ions and liberate hydrogen gas, leaving behind invisible ions of magnesium in solution. A similar but much slower reaction occurs in... Continue Reading →

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