# Statement-1 . Sodium reacts with oxygen to form Na_(2)O_(2) but potassium reacts with oxygen to form KO_(2). Statement-2 . Potassium is more react

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Statement-1 . Sodium reacts with oxygen to form Na_(2)O_(2) but potassium reacts with oxygen to form KO_(2).
Statement-2 . Potassium is more reactive than sodium .
A. Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is True, Statement-2 is a correct explanation for statement-1.
B. Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is True, Statement-2 is not a correct explanation for statement-1.
C. Statement-1 is True, Statement-2 is False.
D. Statement-1 is False, Statement-2 is True.

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Correct explanation . Due to bigger size of K^(+) than Na^(+), it has a weak positive field around it which cannot prevent peroxide ion (O_(2)^(2-)) to combine with another oxygen atom to form superoxide , O_(2)^(-) .