Monday, October 28, 2013

Jumping sodium: an amazaing experiment!


Test tube has a layer of water at the bottom and a layer of petroleum above it. Sodium is denser then petroleum and thus sinks in it, however as soon as it touches the water it reacts with it (2Na + 2H2O = 2NaOH + H). The hydrogen bubbles produced push sodium up and when they detach it sinks again.


Chemical terms hydrogen | sodium | water

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That's an amazing experiment! I wish our school would have that.
Comment by Sara (10/29/2013 00:24)

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Awesome blog! I am subscribing to your rss
Comment by Hydrogen (11/17/2013 18:33)

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This is not any thing novel for a chemist.This experiment can harm you and a safety risk and hazard

Comment by wasay3 (11/30/2013 06:15)

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cn v use petrol insted?

Comment by MERRICK (01/27/2015 05:45)

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