Alkali Metals And Water
Science Is Cool
Posted by: Damin - May 15, 2006 - 07:55:30 AM

Alkali Metals And Water

Watching stuff blow up is entertaining. Chemistry is cool. So blowing stuff up using chemistry has to be both cool and entertaining. See what happens when you drop very small amounts of Rubidium and Cesium into tubs full of water.

However, for a science show, they should do more research. The host says there is one alkali metal even more reactive with water, and that's Francium and that they weren't allowed any of it. The reason they couldn't get their hands on any is because it is so rare there is only about half a kilograms worth in the Earth's crust at any one time, and the largest amount of Francium ever artificially produced was not visible to the naked eye.

Alkali Metals And Water


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