Sodium Reacts with Water

Sodium Reacts with Water

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Caption: Sodium reacts with water. A small piece of sodium metal (Na) is dropped into a Petri dish with water (H2O). Sodium melts, moves around and fizzes vigorously, producing bubbles of hydrogen gas (H2) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH): Na + H2O -> NaOH + H2.

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Keywords: alkali, bubbles, chemical, chemistry, element, elemental, h2, h2o, hydrogen, metal, na, petri dish, reacting, reaction, sodium, water

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