Potassiun reacts with water to form an alkaline or an acid?

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Feb 9, 2018

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Well potassium reduces water to give an alkaline solution....

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And we can represent this by the stoichiometric equation...

#K(s) + H_2O(l)rarrKOH(aq) + 1/2H_2(g)uarr#

Potassium metal is much more reactive than sodium...and this reaction would not normally be performed in a teaching laboratory.

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