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Sodium burns in dry air finally giving ______ as a major product.


A
Na2O
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B
Na2O2
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C
NaO2
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D
Na3N
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Solution

The correct option is B $$Na_{2}O_{2}$$
Sodium burns in dry air finally giving sodium peroxide as the major product.
             $$Na+{ O }_{ 2 }\rightarrow Na_{ 2 }{ O }_{ 2 }+{ Na }_{ 2 }O$$ (in trace amounts)
Hence, sodium burns in dry air finally giving $$Na_{ 2 }{ O }_{ 2 }$$.

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