Alkali metals are soft metals that can be cut with a knife. The air makes the metal corrode- so sometimes they are kept under oil to stop them from corroding. Their chemical reactions with water can be violent.
fkasjdfaksdhfl MY FAVORITE VIDEO EVER. I KNEW YOU’D COME BACK, ALKALI METALS.
“You can see things get gradually more terrifying as we go down the line”
GOD FUCKING DAMMIT CESSIUM
Cessium….YOU HAD ONE JOB
…this is so awesome.
Looking back on it, I’m surprised our high school let us just throw chunks of sodium and potassium into water to see the reaction, because of course we threw in bigger chunks than we were supposed to. That’s how the scorch mark ended up on the ceiling.