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POTASSIUM REACTS EXPLOSIVELY WITH WATER<br />
Elemental Potassium Placed in Dish of Water<br />
Potassium, an alkali metal, dropped in water forms hydrogen gas and an alkali solution of Potassium hydroxide. This is a single replacement reaction.  2K(s) + 2H2O(l) -> 2KOH(aq) + H2(g)

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POTASSIUM REACTS EXPLOSIVELY WITH WATER
Elemental Potassium Placed in Dish of Water
Potassium, an alkali metal, dropped in water forms hydrogen gas and an alkali solution of Potassium hydroxide. This is a single replacement reaction. 2K(s) + 2H2O(l) -> 2KOH(aq) + H2(g)

Copyright:© 1996 Richard Megna - Fundamental Photographs

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