I guess you could call this a “public service announcement”…. stop playing with sodium metal unless you realize the dangers, and I don’t mean the obvious danger from the explosion.
The explosion alone is enough to burn you severely… or take off a couple of body parts. Notice the smoke after every sodium metal explosion? That smoke is sodium hydroxide and it can severely damage your respiratory system. Still not convinced? … read here.
Sodium metal is a Soft metal, Can be cut with a knife and its very reactive but its one step under Potassium.
Sodium metal reacting with water producing hydrogen then igniting.
Sodium + Water = Hydrogen + Sodium Hydroxide.
2Na+ + 2H2O + 2e? ? H2 + 2NaOH