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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction of solid potassium with liquid water.

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We are asked to write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction of solid potassium with liquid water.

Potassium (K) belongs to Group 1A (alkali metals) which forms metal hydroxides along with the evolution of hydrogen when it reacts with water. 

The unbalanced reaction is shown below:

K(s) + H2O(l)→KOH(aq) + H2(g)

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Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction of solid potassium with liquid water.

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