Why should Na metal and ethanol be dry when they are made to react?

Asked by pulkithere1 | 29th Nov, 2010, 05:57: PM

Expert Answer:

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Sodium metal can react vigrously with water The reaction is highly exothermic and hydrogen gas evolved in this reaction, being highly iinflammable can catch fire
Hence, there should be no traces of moisture
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Answered by  | 30th Nov, 2010, 10:01: AM

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