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Phosphorous which is also very reactive in nature kept immersed in water because when it comes in contact with oxygen in the air it shows a spontaneous reaction to form phosphorous pentaoxide but do not react with water. So to avoid any kind of reaction of phosphorous with the oxygen present in air it is kept immersed in water.

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