Potassium Reacts with Water

Potassium Reacts with Water

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Caption: Potassium reacts with water. A small piece of potassium metal (K) is dropped into a test tube with water (H2O). Potassium moves around vigorously, melts, fizzes, and even jumps, producing bubbles of hydrogen gas (H2) and potassium hydroxide (KOH): K + H2O -> KOH + H2.

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Keywords: alkali, bubbles, chemical, chemistry, element, elemental, h2, h2o, hydrogen, k, metal, potassium, reacting, reaction, water

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