Sodium Metal Reacts with Water

Sodium Metal Reacts with Water

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Caption: Sodium metal reacting with water. Sodium metal reacts rapidly with water to form a colourless solution of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and hydrogen gas (H2). The resulting solution is basic because of the dissolved hydroxide. The reaction is exothermic.

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