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Caption: Potassium reacting with water. The reaction produces hydrogen gas and potassium hydroxide, while the heat generated causes the potassium to explode. The indicator phenolphthalein has been added to the water, which turns pink in the presence of the strongly alkaline potassium hydroxide.

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Potassium reacting with water

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