How would you complete this reaction? #NaOH + Al -> H_2 + ?#

1 Answer
Dec 5, 2016

Answer:

2NaOH + 2Al + 2H2O = 2NaAlO2 [ Sodium aluminate] + 3 H2

Explanation:

Since water is required for the complete reaction or if NaOH is taken in liquid [Lye form], H2O already exists. Hence reaction is as under :-
2NaOH + 2Al + 2H2O = 2NaAlO2 [ Sodium aluminate] + 3 H2