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What is the product obtained when an active metal reacts with water?


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Formation of product:

  • Only a few metals are active enough to react with water directly.
  • These are the metals that are active. Li,Na,K,Rb,Cs,Ca,Sr,andBa are active metals.
  • They produce metal hydroxide and hydrogen gas when they react with water.

Chemical reaction

2Na(s)Sodium+2H2O(l)Water2NaOH(aq)Sodiumhydroxide+H2(g)HydrogenBa(s)Barium+2H2O(l)WaterBa(OH)2(aq)Bariumhydroxide+H2(g)Hydrogen


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