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
Seriously, did NONE of you have a teacher at school who showed you this stuff? We had to have a big plastic screen in the way and all wore goggles just in case.. it was the best science lesson ever.
My grade 12 chemistry teacher told us about a time that he and his friends got a bit (really) drunk after their exams. They still had their chemistry supply closet keys, so they grabbed a fist-sized chunk of potassium and threw it into the Rideau Canal. Apparently the water bubbled a lot and then it exploded like a grenade.