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Awesome Sodium and Water Slow Mo Explosion gif


Awesome Sodium and Water Slow Mo Explosion gif

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Entire video is awesome.

Entire YouTube channel is awesome: http://www.youtube.com/user/periodicvideos?feature=watch

Sodium reacts violently to water.

4Na(s) + 4H2O(l) + O2(g) => 4NaOH(l/g) + 2H2(g) + O2(g) + heat => 4NaOH(l/g) + H2O(g) + more heat

Reminds me of the kid in our high school that put a piece of magnesium in his pocket and started sweating and got a 3rd degree burn.  You think it'd be an urban legend....

You'd think kids would know better!