# Sodium metal (Na(s)) reacts exothermically with water to produce a basic solution of sodium hydroxide (NaOH(aq)) and hydrogen gas (H2(g)). The hear released is sufficient to ignite the hydrogen gas produced, which burns in oxygen (O2(g)) to produce water vapor (H2O(g)). Write balanced equations for these two chemical reactions.

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Sodium metal (Na(s)) reacts exothermically with water to produce a basic solution of sodium hydroxide (NaOH(aq)) and hydrogen gas (H2(g)). The hear released is sufficient to ignite the hydrogen gas produced, which burns in oxygen (O2(g)) to produce water vapor (H2O(g)). Write balanced equations for these two chemical reactions.