How do we represent the reaction of lithium metal with water?

1 Answer
May 4, 2017

#Li(s) + H_2O(l) rarr LiOH(aq) + 1/2H_2(g)uarr#


Is the given equation balanced with respect to mass and charge? If the answer is NON, it cannot be accepted as a representation of chemical reality.

Lithium is an active metal, and a strong enuff reductant to reduce the water molecule to give dihydrogen gas and the metal hydroxide......