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Answered 2016-12-11 21:27:02

The alkali metals sodium, potassium, rubidium, and cesium ignite on contact with water.

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Metal that bursts into flames when it reacts in water?

I believe that you think to alkali metals (ex. sodium).



What are facts on rubidium?

It reacts strongly in water and bursts into flames when exposed to air.


When you add lithium to water what happens?

It either explodes or bursts up in to flames.


Metal that bursts into flames when it reacts with water?

Potassium is the only metal (alkali metal) where a flame is present. Lithium and sodium fizz but there is no flame. Caesium, francium and rubidium all explode on contact with water.


What metal bursts into flames when reacted with water?

Once the Potassium hits the water, it bursts into flames. Very cool! Elemental potassium is a soft silvery-white alkali metal that oxidizes rapidly in air and is very reactive with water, generating sufficient heat to ignite the hydrogen emitted in the reaction.


What is a metal that bursts into flames when in reacts with water?

sodium, potassium, rubidiumSodium reacts very quickly with water. All Alkali metals, the first column of the periodic table excluding Hydrogen (H), react violently with water. The lower the row, the more explosive the reaction.


Are all metalloids hard solids?

No, I can only think of one example, sodium (not salt because salt is sodium chloride) is clay like metal that also bursts into flames and explodes when it comes into contact with water.


What are facts about rubidium?

It reacts strongly in water and bursts into flames when exposed to air. =] and it is the third most reactive alkali metal


What can burst into flames by exsposed to water?

Diamond can disintegrate if heated enough and will give off carbon dioxide on water and disappear Any of the alkaline metals will burst into flames


Why are alkali metals dangerous?

They are very reactive. They can react violently or explosively with water, usually catching fire soon after contact. They react with moisture and air to produce strong bases that can cause serious chemical burns. The two most reactive of the metals, rubidium and cesium, burst into flames on contact with air.


What makes salt?

A soft, light weight metal called sodium, which we never see. It bursts into flames in air and can even burn under water.


Which two metals explode in water?

Sodium and potassium are the most common metals that explode on contact water. Rubidium and cesium will also explode in water, but they are harder to obtain.


Why are copper and zinc best for creating a current with Fruit Juice?

Neither of them are rare earth metals, meaning they they do not burst into flames when they come into contact with water. They do have different electronegativities, meaning that in the presence of an acid, one will accept the other's electrons (through a long chain of reactions), and are metals to allow easy conduction of electrons.


Why are metals such as potassium and sodium stored in oil or kerosene?

To keep them from coming in contact with water or air. Metals such as sodium and potassium react rapidly with air and violently with water.


Is table salt sodium?

No. Table salt is sodium chloride. Sodium on its own is a completely different substance that bursts into flame on contact with water.


Why do things rust?

It happens when metals come in long term contact with water and oxygen


Why does the reaction between alkali metals and water get worse as you gown down the alkali metals?

as you go down there are more electrons on the outer shells which makes them more reactive when in contact with water



Will sodium set on fire if it goes in water?

Pure sodium will erupt into flames, yes. This is because alkali metals are extremely reactive. That's why it's usually stored in oil, away from water.


Why would you not build a car out of sodium?

because when sodium comes in contact with water it bursts into sparks. plus sodium is VERY soft metal, that's what she said


What chemical reaction causes a gas to form?

Contact of alkali metals with water produce Hydrogen gas. Contact of active metals with a strong acid produce Hydrogen gas. Elecrolyses of chloride salts produce Chlorine gas.


Is potassium explosive?

Yes all group one elements (alkali metals) are explosive when they come into contact with water.


Why sodium is stored in kerosene?

The kerosene prevents the sodium from coming in contact with water and air. Sodium is very reactive. If it touches air it will oxidize, ruining the sample. If it touches water it will burst into flames.


What will replace hydrogen when put in water?

The alkali metals release hydrogen when in contact with water: 2 Na + 2 H2O -> 2 NaOH + H2


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