Sodium burning in water

Sodium burning in water

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Caption: Sodium burning in water. When water and metallic sodium come into contact they react to form sodium hydroxide and hydrogen gas. The reaction is exothermic, or heat-producing. Enough heat is generated to melt the sodium and ignite the hydrogen. The flame shows the typical yellow colour of sodium ions. This reaction is characteristic of the Group I elements of the periodic table.

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