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Ward's® Chemistry Safer Sodium Demonstration

This demonstration is a safer way to show the reaction between water and alkali metals.

  • A Safer Way to Show the Reaction Between Water and Alkali Metals
  • Demonstration Displays Density, Chemical Reactions, and pH Indicators
  • Cost and Time Efficient
  • For Grades 5-12
  • Time Requirement: 10 Minutes
The reaction, as gas bubbles, form and rise to the mineral oil layer and then drop back down to the water and react yet again. A pH indicator to the water layer displays the production of a base when sodium and water react.

Certifications: Meets NSES for grades five through 12.

Ordering information: This kit includes sodium, phenolphthalein, and mineral oil. Water, graduated cylinders, and forceps are required but not provided.



Item # Description No. of Lab Groups Unit Availability Price Quantity
470118-182 Ward's® Chemistry Safer Sodium Demonstration
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