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State as to why (a) a solution of Na2CO3 is alkaline ? (b) alkali metals are prepared by electrolysis of their fused chlorides ? (c) sodium is found to be more useful than potassium

State as to why (a) a solution of Na2CO3 is alkaline ? (b) alkali metals are prepared by electrolysis of their fused chlorides ? (c) sodium is found to be more useful than potassium

Grade:12

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Deepa
11 Points
5 years ago

 Because it contains sodium cations, which are strongly basic, and carbonate anions which are weakly acidic so the basic ions win over acidic ions, making Na2CO3

Sumit Sarkar
11 Points
4 years ago
(C) Potassium is more reactive than Sodium and it is found in nature to a less extent than Sodium(Na). Sodium is, therefore, found to be more useful than K.

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