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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! Have you ever wanted to know what happens when sodium is thrown into a pond? Well, the video above should answer most of your questions about it. However, the video doesn't tell you everything about the reaction so I'm going to give you a little breakdown of what actually happens when sodium mixes with water.

Sodium has a valency of  1, meaning, basically, that it is a highly reactive element. When sodium is added to water, it quickly displaces the H+ ions of H2O and the sodium reacts with the remaining hydroxyl groups forming sodium hydroxide. The whole process is very exothermic therefore it releases a shitload of energy, ultimately causing an explosion.

Yes...I did chemistry in school but the internet is always a thing. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.