10th of March 2017

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

Riya Sunil - CBSE - Class XI Science

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 18:30:PM


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.

Friday, March 10, 2017 at 18:41:PM