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Why sodium explodes in water?

Sodium or Na is a very reactive substance. If you put it in water it will simply explode. Thunderf00t was able to run a research on this and revealed that, when you put sodium in water, it springs up a ton of spikes and reveals more and more of the substance’s body to the water. […]

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Sodium vs water: mother of explosions

If there was something that I liked at Chemistry hours it was the strong reaction of sodium (natrium) with water. Sodium reacts explosively with water and, as a result, you will get sodium hydroxide and hydrogen. Because of the heat produced in this reaction the sodium melts. It almost seems counter intuitive, right? How could […]

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