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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.

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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. 

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A chemical equation is defined as the symbolic representation of the chemical reaction which is present in the form of chemical formula and symbols where the reactant species are written on the left-hand side while the product species are written at the right-hand side of the chemical equation.

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A balanced chemical equation is a chemical equation which contains equal number of all the atoms of all the elements on both the sides of the equation.

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Now, in the given problem it has been given that the sodium metal reacts with water exothermically and results in the formation of ...

Na(s)+H2O()
> N2OH(aq)+H (g)
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Na(s)+H2O() > N2OH(aq)+H (g)

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