2 Na + 2 H2O 2 NaOH + H2

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 Na0 - 2 e- 2 NaI (oxidation)

2 HI + 2 e- 2 H0 (reduction)

Na is a reducing agent, H2O is an oxidizing agent.

Reactants:

  • Na
    • Names: Sodium source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Na source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Element 11 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Natrium source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Silvery solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • H2OWater, oxidane source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Water (H2O) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27

Products:

  • NaOH
    • Names: Sodium hydroxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Caustic soda source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Lye source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: White, waxy, opaque crystals source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; White hygroscopic solid in various forms source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless to white, odorless solid (flakes, beads, granular form). source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
  • H2
    • Names: Dihydrogen source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Hydrogen source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, H2 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Odourless colourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04