# Problem: 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.

###### FREE Expert Solution

Before balancing the chemical reaction, let’s first write the chemical formula of each of the compounds involved in the reaction.

Reactants:

Sodium metal

• Sodium is in its elemental state as a metal → Na(s)

• It has 0 oxidation state

Water

• Water has the molecular formula H2O(l)

###### Problem Details

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.