2 thoughts on “TIDBIT: AND YOU CAN ADD MAGNESIUM FIRES TOO”

  1. https://sciencing.com/metals-react-water-produce-hydrogen-7471641.html

    “Most alkali metals and alkaline earth metals react with water to produce hydrogen. The alkali metals comprise Group 1 of the periodic table, and include lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium and francium. The alkaline earth metals comprise Group 2, and include beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium and radium. … When mixed with water, the alkaline earth metals generally produce a weaker reaction than the alkali metals.”

  2. This 2016 fire was in a “metal recycling plant”. Which just happened to contain the only metal that “burns” at ambient temperature when water is added. So using a fire hose would actually cause a fire…

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