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Caption: Potassium burning in chlorine. A piece of potassium metal is dropped into a flask containing chlorine gas. At the bottom of the flask is damp sand. This causes the potassium to ignite, burning with a reddish orange flame. The white smoke is mainly potassium chloride, with some potassium oxide from residual air in the flask.

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Potassium burning in chlorine

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