• Question: what happens when you put francium into water

    Asked by jake to Saoirse, Stephen on 18 Nov 2016.
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      Stephen Davitt answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Well Francium is an Alkali metal and when they react with water they have a pretty violent reaction, if you put Potassium or sodium into water you get flames and a little bang, Francium is significantly more reactive so I assume there would be a humongous bang but sadly it is very unstable and doesnt really exist in real life to do the experiment, but here is a video of the Alkali metals in water and a prediction of what Francium would be like