Despite its name, Worcestershire sauce was originally an Indian recipe, brought back to Britain by Lord Marcus Sandys, ex-Governor of Bengal. One day in 1835, Sandys appeared in a prospering chemist’s emporium in Worcestershire, England, and asked the chemist to create a batch of sauce from his recipe.
This page describes the reactions of the Period 3 elements from sodium to argon with water, oxygen and chlorine. Sodium has a very exothermic reaction with cold water producing hydrogen and a colourless solution of sodium hydroxide. Magnesium has a very slight reaction with cold water, but burns in steam.