Rubidium in Water - part of our "Berzelius Day" uploading 24 videos in 24 hours. Full video containing this reaction at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XLGopBovoI
NOTE FROM THE PROFESSOR: Rubidium reacts the same way are other alkali metals. 2Rb + 2H2O → 2RbOH + H2 and the hot H2 can burn/explode with O2 from the air.
See our 24 reactions playlist as it unfolds at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6E4F35510525FFF7
Berzelius Day explained: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDXUDq2KLM4
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