Why is sodium kept immersed in kerosene oil?| Unit3 Chemistry NCERT solution-Grade-10

Q.Why is sodium kept immersed in kerosene oil?

 

Answer:-

Sodium and potassium are very reactive metals and and combine explosively with air as
well as water. Hence, they catch fire if kept in open. Therefore, to prevent accidental fires and
accidents, sodium is stored immersed in kerosene oil.