This Is What Happens If You Chuck Half A Kilo Of Sodium Into A Lake

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Adding sodium to water is a stable ofhigh-school chemistry classrooms. If you’ve seen it before, it’s usually done with tiny nuggets of sodium anda punywater bath, for fairly sensible reasons. Well, this video by EatsTooMuchJam shows what happens when you sling a frisbee made out of 0.45 kilograms (1 pound) of sodium into a river.

As you can imagine, this isnt one you should do yourself, kids. That violent chemical reaction is releasing a fair amount of hydrogen gas and sodium hydroxide, which isnt going to do that river or its inhabitantsany good.

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