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Reaction of sodium with nitric acid.

In S.Chand book of class 10. It is written that when metal reacts with dilute nitric acid, then hydrogen gas is not evolved. As soon as hydrogen gas is formed in the reaction, the nitric acid oxidises this hydrogen to water.
So please give the chemical equation for the reaction of sodium with nitric acid. And also must balance it.!



Metal + Acid = Metallic Salt + Hydrogen
HNO3 + Na = NaNO3 + H2
2HNO3 + 2Na = 2NaNO3 + H2
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3Na + 4HNO3 → 3NaNO3 + 2H2O + NO
The hydrogen gas is oxidised to water and nitrous oxide is produced.
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