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Why is sodium kept immersed in kerosene oil????????????

Why is sodium kept immersed in kerosene oil????????????

Grade:12

1 Answers

Anand Kumar Pandey
askIITians Faculty 5859 Points
2 months ago
Dear Student

Sodium is highly reactive metal. It reacts with oxygen in air at room temperature, the reaction is highly exothermic. To prevent this sodium is kept preserved under kerosene. Sodium does not react with kerosene.

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