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Why is sodium kept immersed in kerosene oil ?

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Sodium is highly reactive metal and reacts vigorously with the oxygen, carbon dioxide and moisture present in the air such that it may cause a fire. To prevent this explosive reaction, sodium is kept immersed in kerosene because sodium doesn’t react with kerosene.

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Sodium is a highly reactive metal which reacts with oxygen and moisture vigorously and can explode . To prevent it from explosion it is kept immersed in kerosene as sodium doesn't reacts with it .

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