Which property of non-metals is employed in protecting some highly reactive non-metals which quickly react in air?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 30th Apr, 2014, 03:24: PM

Expert Answer:

Non-metal like Phosphorus is very reactive. It immediately catches fire when exposed to air. To prevent this, it is stored in water. This quality of non-metals of not undergoing reaction with water is quite helpful in protecting some highly reactive non-metals which quickly react in air.

Answered by  | 30th Apr, 2014, 05:24: PM