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What's really going on when the sodium 'explodes' in...

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  • 7 years ago
Dropping a chunk of pure sodium into water is a classic classroom science experiment. But what's really going on when the sodium 'explodes' in water? Scientists have finally captured the action using high-speed video cameras and discovered that less than a millisecond after sodium and water meet, the sodium contorts into a sea-urchin-like shape, growing spikes that shoot out into the water and initiate a runaway reaction
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Credit: Mason et al.
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