Dangerous and tasty too

The element Chlorine is a pale green gas. It has a disagreeable, suffocating odor. It is also poisonous and it can kill you! In fact it was used as a weapon in World War I.

The element Sodium is a soft silvery white metal. It is a highly reactive element and it violently reacts with water. If you swallowed a bit of it – you may very well die!

When you mix them together something very interesting happens:

Sodium + Chlorine → Sodium Chloride

They form a compound called Sodium Chloride in an extremely violent reaction. The reason this is interesting is that you eat Sodium Chloride every day. You know it as salt!

Now check out the reaction:

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9 Responses to “Dangerous and tasty too”

  1. pete Says:

    why dont we ever do things like this in science

  2. Mr. Barlow Says:

    We do, next topic in fact.

  3. Chris hawkins Says:

    wow u learn something new every day

  4. Josh Ramsay Says:

    Hi Mr. Barlow,
    That looks really cool, it would be good to do as a prac. You have some good information on this website.

  5. Lindsey Walsh Says:

    this was very interesting.. I was not expecting something like this to occur as a result. can we do something like this in class?

  6. Ivan Guillermo Says:

    Hey i’m not from your school, i’m from mexico in fact, i liked your site a lot, it has inspired me to write some interesting things for class in my high school, thanks for everything!

  7. Mr. Barlow Says:

    Glad I could help Ivan

  8. kate m Says:

    Hey Mr Barlow!
    Why dont we do stuff like this in class? i think i might be smarter than a cuttle fish though 🙂 Thanks for all the info!

  9. Jeremy Ripper Says:

    That was awesome do you reckon we can do it in class. It would be great thanks

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