I'm curious whether the water absorbed by sodium polyacrylate would react with alkali metals, or be trapped by the sodium polyacrylate.

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    $\begingroup$ "React" in what way? Absorbing water is also a reaction, it just depends on who wants it more. $\endgroup$ – Karl Mar 7 '19 at 22:39
  • $\begingroup$ This is too broad. In hydrate of CuSO4 water is covalently bound, in super-absorbent it's just hydrogen bonds. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Mar 7 '19 at 22:57

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