Why is White Phosphorus Kept Immersed Under Water? - Science

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Why is white phosphorus kept immersed under water?

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White phosphorus is kept immersed in water because it starts burning spontaneously when it comes into contact with air. But it does not react with water.

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Chapter 3: Metals and Non-metals - Exercise 1 [Page 134]

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 3 Metals and Non-metals
Exercise 1 | Q 51.2 | Page 134

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