What does Francium + water yield?

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Feb 27, 2017

The answer to this question is unknown.


Francium is an alkali metal with atomic number #87#. It is estimated that there is no more than one ounce #(~~28"g")# of francium in the earth's crust at any given time. Francium is radioactive and its most stable isotope, francium-223, has a half-life of about 22 minutes. Scientists might hypothesize that francium would react extremely vigorously with water, producing hydrogen gas and francium hydroxide, but currently that is not possible to test.