Some non-metals do not react with water, but react vigourously with air, like Phosphorous

Phosphorus is is very reactive nonmetal, If it is kept in open air,it reacts with oxygen and catches fire very easily

So it is kept in bottle of water as it does not react with water(as it is a non metal)

 

Questions

NCERT Question 3 (a) - Fill in the blanks :

(a) Phosphorus is very……………. non-metal.

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  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 4 Class 8 - Materials : Metals And Non-Metals

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