The reaction between aluminium and iodine (observation)

The reaction between aluminium and iodine (observation)

Catalysed by a few drops of water, aluminium reacts with iodine.




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Iodine crystals I₂, Aluminium Al, Water H₂O, Mix iodine crystals with aluminium, then add a few drops of water to the mixture., Observe what happens after the water is added to the mixture., Why do you think that adding a few drops of water causes such a spectacular reaction?
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