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Why is sodium stored in kerosene oil?


  1. To make sodium smell like kerosene

  2. To make sodium react with kerosene

  3. To prevent the contact of sodium with moisture.

  4. Simply


Solution

The correct option is C

To prevent the contact of sodium with moisture.


Sodium reacts with water violently when they come in contact with each other. Therefore in the laboratory, sodium is stored in kerosene oil to prevent contact with moisture. 

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