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LITHIUM BURNING THROUGH BEAKER<br />
Lithium is Highly Reactive in Oxygen<br />
When exposed to water or water vapor, lithium, an alkali metal, reacts explosively with oxygen. The extreme heat from the exothermic reaction melts the glass beaker.

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LITHIUM BURNING THROUGH BEAKER
Lithium is Highly Reactive in Oxygen
When exposed to water or water vapor, lithium, an alkali metal, reacts explosively with oxygen. The extreme heat from the exothermic reaction melts the glass beaker.

Copyright:© 1990 Chip Clark - Fundamental Photographs

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