Look around, you are surrounded by metal objects. All those objects feel solid right? Then how do metals that feel so solid dissolve into water? Metals can be dissolved into water through a process known as metal-water reaction or metal corrosion. When a metal comes into contact with water, particularly in the presence of dissolved oxygen and ions, it can undergo a series of chemical reactions. In general terms, the metal reacts with water to form metal oxides or metal hydroxides, releasing hydrogen gas in the process. How the metal and water react with each other depends on the specific metal and environmental conditions. For example, alkali metals like sodium and potassium react violently with water, producing metal hydroxides and highly flammable hydrogen gas. Transition metals may form various metal oxides and hydroxides, which can sometimes create protective layers that slow down further corrosion. While the science of how metals get into water both naturally and through industry is fascinating, IX Water is fascinated with getting dissolved metals out of water affordably and efficiently! Come see what we do www.ixwater.com