Mixing alkaline metals with ammonia produces the same physical reaction without the chemical reaction.


Mixing alkaline metals with ammonia produces the same physical reaction without the chemical reaction.


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  1. OP I have no idea what your title is supposed to mean. Mixing an alkali (not alkaline) metal with liquid ammonia definitely produces a chemical reaction. Specifically the reactions is:

    2M(s) + 2NH*_3_*(l) -> H*_2_*(g) + 2M^(+)(am) + 2NH*_2_*^(-)(am)

    This reaction is very similar to the reaction of alkali metals with water except that you produce amide (NH*_2_*^(-)() instead of hydroxide (OH^(-))

  2. what is the alkali metal being used here? it appears to be liquid so i am assuming Rubidium?

    edit: followed some of the links in the comments. it is an alloy of sodium and potassium.

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