Who knew oxygen could be so catalyzing!
You've got to see this!Amazing timelapse footage of the combustion of a sample of sodium metal in air. http://ow.ly/T9vL3095S5l
Posted by Science Photo Library on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Timelapse footage of the combustion of a sample of sodium metal in air. Sodium is a soft, highly reactive alkali metal that burns spontaneously on exposure to atmospheric oxygen. This forms a layer of white sodium oxide, before the heat of the combustion melts the metal, which forms a rounded droplet. The continued burning of the metal in oxygen eventually produces solid yellow sodium peroxide.
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