• Question: What happens when you throw pottasium into lava?

    Asked by mattw to Duncan, Kiran, Paul, Sarah, Sharon on 27 Mar 2010 in Categories: .
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      Sharon Sneddon answered on 26 Mar 2010:

      wow, that is a very interesting question! I wish Duncan was still around as he would have been able to answer this!
      In all honesty, I am not sure. But, i do know that lava contains potassium so it might not have a great effect. Have you tried putting potassium in water at school? If so you will know how reactive it is so possibly, adding it to lava would cause a great big chemical reaction to happen. I am going to have a look and try and find out but if anyone else knows then please help me out!