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# What Happens When Sodium Metal is Heated in the Free Supply of Air? - CBSE (Science) Class 11 - Chemistry

ConceptSome Important Compounds of Sodium

#### Question

What happens when sodium metal is heated in the free supply of air?

#### Solution

On being heated in air, sodium reacts vigorously with oxygen to form sodium peroxide. The chemical equation involved in the reaction is:

2Na_(s) + O_(2(s)) -> Na_2O_(2(s))`

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NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 11 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 10: The s-Block Elements
Q: 25.2 | Page no. 306
Solution What Happens When Sodium Metal is Heated in the Free Supply of Air? Concept: Some Important Compounds of Sodium.
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