# What is produced when potassium reacts with water? 2K(s) + 2H_2O (l) ->?

Aug 1, 2016

$\text{Potassium hydroxide and dihydrogen gas.}$

#### Explanation:

Potassium is an alkali metal. It is much more reactive than sodium, whose reactions yu may have seen.

We can represent its reaction with water by the following equation:

$K \left(s\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) \rightarrow K O H \left(a q\right) + \frac{1}{2} {H}_{2} \left(g\right)$

This reaction proceeds with a lot of spits and sparks.