This post will explore the reactivity of elements with water for Prelim Chemistry.
How Do Different Elements React with Water
Across the periodic table, different elements react differently to water. Group 1 and 2 metals are highly reactive and form hydrogen gas while the noble gases are so stable they do not react at all.
This video explains reactivity and signs or reaction with water. (Note that the M notation used to describe reactions is not formal notation).
Reactivity of Metals with Water
Group 1 metals react vigorously with water, these videos show alkali metals reacting with water. (Don’t try this at home)
This video explores group 2 metals reacting with water, note that group 2 also reacts with water but not as vigorously as group 1.
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