Updated April 7, 2007 

BC Science 9 Videos

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Sodium and Water Reaction

One of the most interesting strongly exothermic reactions is the one occurs between sodium and water. When these two substances react, sodium hydroxide and hydrogen gas are formed. The exothermic nature of the reaction causes the hydrogen to react, producing a bright flame.

This particular video has a magnificent close up of the reaction that clearly shows the ignition of the hydrogen gas.

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Further Information

Sodium and Water - don't try this at home!

  • Sodium Party - what could be more fun than blowing up sodium?
  • Sodium - lots of information on this interesting metal.

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