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Answered 2008-10-30 05:31:26

Sodium is by far the most reactive. It self ignites in air (it is stored in oil), reacts vigorously with water (releasing hydrogen) and reacts explosively in acids-even dilute. But the most reactive metal is Cesium and the most reactive non-metal is Flourine Cesium and H20 will explode...

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