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Why is Sodium Kept Immersed in Kerosene Oil? - Science

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Why is sodium kept immersed in kerosene oil?

give reason Sodium, potassium and lithium are stored under oil

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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.

Concept: Physical Properties of Metals
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NCERT Class 10 Science
Chapter 3 Metals and Non-metals
Q 1 | Page 45
Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 3 Metals and Non-metals
Q 51.1 | Page 134
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