Potassium Reacting With Water

Potassium Reacting With Water

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Caption: Potassium reacts violently with water, producing potassium hydroxide (KOH) and hydrogen gas. This reaction is exothermic and releases enough heat to ignite the resulting hydrogen. It in turn may explode in the presence of oxygen.

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