# What Happens When Sodium Metal is Dropped in Water ? - Chemistry

What happens when sodium metal is dropped in water?

#### Solution 1

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))

#### Solution 2

2Na + 2H2O ——–> 2NaOH + H2

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NCERT Class 11 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 10 The s-Block Elements
Q 25.1 | Page 306