Why NaOH solution cannot be stored in Al vessels.Give a balanced Chemical Equation.

Asked by  | 24th Mar, 2008, 09:02: AM

Expert Answer:

 6  NaOH +  3 H2O  + Al2O3  ----->  2 Na3[ Al(OH)6 ] 

Al has great affinity for O2. 4Al +3O2 -----> 2Al2O3 It liberates lot of energy!

Answered by  | 5th May, 2008, 07:54: AM

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