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Why is sodium kept immersed in kerosene oil?

give reason Sodium, potassium and lithium are stored under oil

Solution 1

Sodium is high reactive element. If it is kept in open it can explosively react with oxygen to catch fire. Hence to prevent accidental damage sodium is immersed in kerosene oil.

Solution 2

Sodium, potassium, and lithium are very reactive metals and react very vigorously with air as well as water.Therefore, they are kept immersed in kerosene oil in order to prevent their contact with air and moisture.

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 NCERT Solution for Science Textbook for Class 10 (2014 to Current)
Chapter 3: Metals and Non-metals
Q: 1 | Page no. 45

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