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Anderson University sodium toss (explosion)

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Published on Aug 24, 2011

The department at chemistry and physics at Anderson University (Indiana) discovered that a local quarry was going to drain a small pond. This seemed like the perfect time to toss some sodium into it and have some fun. The environmental impact on this experiment is negligible. Sodium in water makes sodium hydroxide which would slightly increase the pH in the water and nearby soil. This helped to neutralize the acidity of them.

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