why sodium is kept in kerosine

Asked by Tushar | 30th Aug, 2014, 06:50: PM

Expert Answer:

Sodium is a very active element that combines with oxygen at room temperature and burns with a brilliant golden-yellow flame. It reacts violently with water to produce hydrogen gas. Kerosene, on the other hand, is an organic compound and it doesn't cause any reaction with sodium. So sodium is kept under the kerosine.

Answered by Arvind Diwale | 30th Aug, 2014, 10:55: PM