What kind of reaction occurs when potassium is placed in water?

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Jul 16, 2016

A zippy one with lots of spits and sparks.


#K(s) + H_2O rarr KOH(aq) + 1/2H_2(g)uarr#

The potassium metal reduces the water to give dihydrogen gas. Get your teacher to perform this with a small quantity of metal.