posted by Marrion
I posted a question earlier, and i'm still abit confused. What is the reaction between potassium and aqueous sodium chloride? I was told that the products are KOH, H2, and KCl.
But shouldn't the reaction be a displacement reaction? Since Potassium is more reactive than sodium? So shouldn't the potassium have displaced the Sodium from the sodium chloride? What happened to the sodium in that reaction? I think i understand that the potassium will react with the water to form KOH and H2, but where did the sodium go to?
How do i write the chemical equation?
K (s) + NaCl (aq) ---> ???
Please help, thanks!