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{n: kainite} a white mineral consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride; a source of potassium salts; used as a fertilizer



{n: potassium, K, atomic number 19} a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite


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