# Saline hydrides are known to react with water violently producing fire Can CO2 a well known fire extinguisher be used in this case? Explain

Saline hydrides are known to react with water violently and produce fire.

$MH(s)+H_{2}O\rightarrow MOH(aq)+H_{2}(g)$ this is the general reaction formula. We see that the product is a base and hydrogen gas.

Carbon dioxide is heavier than oxygen. It is used in fire extinguisher because it cuts the supply of oxygen by acting as a blanket on fire.

Carbon dioxide can be used in nowadays and it is heavier than dihydrogen also so that it will isolate the burning surface from $H_{2}$ and $O_{2}$

Saline hydrides are known to react with water violently and produce fire.

$MH(s)+H_{2}O\rightarrow MOH(aq)+H_{2}(g)$ this is the general reaction formula. We see that the product is a base and hydrogen gas.

Carbon dioxide is heavier than oxygen. It is used in fire extinguisher because it cuts the supply of oxygen by acting as a blanket on fire.

Carbon dioxide can be used in nowadays and it is heavier than dihydrogen also so that it will isolate the burning surface from $H_{2}$ and $O_{2}$

9.15  Saline hydrides are known to react with water violently producing fire. Can CO2, a well-known fire extinguisher, be used in this case? Explain.

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