how are alkali metal preserved under kerosene?

Asked by abhishek abhi | 22nd Nov, 2010, 10:01: PM

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Alkali metals react violently with moisture. Kerosine oil, being hydrophobic, contains no moisture and is therefore a 
good storage solution. Alkali metals are also easily oxidized by air. The oil prevents oxygen from reacting with the metal.
 
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Answered by  | 22nd Nov, 2010, 10:30: PM

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