# Solid sodium metal reacts with water

Solid sodium metal reacts with water, giving a solution of sodium hydroxide and releasing hydrogen gas. Write a balanced equation for the reaction using complete formulas for the compounds with phase labels.

### $2Na_{(s)}+2H_2O_{(l)}\rightarrow 2NaOH_{(aq)}+H_{2(g)}$

The reaction between sodium and water: