Before balancing the chemical reaction, let’s first write the chemical formula of each of the compounds involved in the reaction.
• Sodium is in its elemental state as a metal → Na(s)
• It has 0 oxidation state
• Water has the molecular formula H2O(l)
Write a balanced chemical equation for the following and classify the reaction.
Sodium metal reacts with water to give sodium hydroxide solution and hydrogen gas.
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