Rubidium reacting with water (2 of 6)

Rubidium reacting with water (2 of 6)

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Caption: Rubidium reacting with water (2 of 6). A small piece of rubidium (centre middle) entering a tank of water. Rubidium (Rb) is an highly-reactive alkali metal element that reacts with water to produce the strong base rubidium hydroxide, also releasing hydrogen gas (see subsequent images in this sequence.) This image is a still taken from a high speed film shot at 2000 frames per second.

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