SOP: Demonstrating the reaction of alkali metals lithium and sodium with water
An ASSIST SOP for demonstrating the reaction of group 1 alkali metals with water.
This downloadable document is an ASSIST Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for demonstrating the reaction of group 1 alkali metals (i.e., lithium and sodium) with water.
This is potentially a very hazardous activity, however the hazards it present can be safely managed with suitable controls in place.
The accompanying example risk assessment should be used as a guide only and users should consider the risks and safety measures in their local environment before proceeding.