December 11

Smarter Every Week #1

I am going to do a post every week researching a topic that someone suggests in the comments. That person will also get a shout out. This week I am answering my own question of why does molten salt explode when you put it in water.

The answer is simple salt is made out of two thing sodium and chloride. Chloride is a gas at room temperature. When it is mixed with sodium it becomes a solid at room temperature. When the salt is heated the chloride evaporates leaving only sodium. Sodium explodes with water. That is why sodium explodes with water.

 


Posted December 11, 2017 by Sarah in category Uncategorized

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