CBSE - XI Science - Chemistry
Why is an organic compound fused with sodium for testing nitrogen, halogens and sulphur ?
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.
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