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CBSE - XI Science - Chemistry

Why is an organic compound fused with sodium for testing nitrogen, halogens and sulphur ?

Asked by pksunilnair 10th March 2017, 6:30 PM
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To detect the presence of halogens and other elements, organic compounds are fused with sodium.

This is because sodium on treating with halogen and other elements forms a bond.

And on dissolving in water i.e. in aqueous state these elements form ions which are free to move in the solution and thus can be easily detected.

Answered by Expert 10th March 2017, 6:41 PM

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