Alkali Metals DVD

Discovery Education

$59.95 $69.95
SKU: DC880831
Format: DVD
Grade Level:
Runtime: 56
Copyright: 2005

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Compared to other metals, alkali metals are soft and have low melting points and densities. But they are powerful in other ways: they react violently with water, releasing hydrogen and forming hydroxides, and they tarnish rapidly in dry air. A feature segment on fireworks illustrates the metals' explosive traits while tracing the human affinity for eye-popping, ear-blasting, multicolored displays.
  • Exploring Alkali Metals
  • Lithium: Aircraft Alloys
  • Sodium: Salt from the Sea
  • Cesium: Atomic Clocks
  • The Insider's Guide to Fantastic Fireworks