What Happens When Sodium Metal is Dropped in Water ? - Chemistry
What happens when sodium metal is dropped in water?
When Na metal is dropped in water, it reacts violently to form sodium hydroxide and hydrogen gas. The chemical equation involved in the reaction is:
`2Na_(s) + 2H_2O_(l) -> 2NaOH_((aq)) + H_(2(g))`
2Na + 2H2O ——–> 2NaOH + H2
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