Why is sodium kept immersed in kerosene oil?

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 10

Sodium is a highly reactive metal so it reacts vigorously with the oxygen of the air and catches fire. It is kept immersed in kerosene oil to protect it from the action of oxygen, moisture, and carbon dioxide in the air and to prevent accidental fires.
Updated on 10-Oct-2022 12:46:52