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Old December 25 2013, 06:31 AM   #522
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Re: What Are You Wearing?

mari wrote: View Post
Julemand wrote: View Post
why Kalium is called "Potassium" in English
So that's why the abbreviation is K! My chemistry teacher never did answer that, and we didn't have Google back then.
Yep it is indeed from the arabic "al-qalyah" ~ alkali -which then in return actually means potash...

Had to explain all that to people while wearing my T-shirt with the written words:

FLUORINE
URANIUM
CARBON
POTASSIUM
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