how does alkali metals react whith air and produce flame?

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Offline taregg

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doest mean when alkali metals touch the  air with out  a fire it will burns  automatically...

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how does alkali metals react whith air and produce flame?
« Reply #1 on: 02/11/2011 14:42:49 »
When exposed to (dry-ish) air, sodium and potassium rapidly tarnish across the surface. They do not spontaneously catch fire and produce a flame.
I have never tried to handle other alkali metals.
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