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In the lab, the addition of conc. sulfuric acid to solid sodium bromide gives "steamy white fumes" of HBr gas.HOWEVER, the hydrogen bromide formed is further oxidised by sulfuric acid to bromine. The sulfuric acid is reduced to SO2.So, the main observation is the formation of brown or orange fumes of bromine.
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|Sodium bromide||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Sulfuric acid||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Hydrogen bromide||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
|Sodium sulfate||Reactions Using||Reactions Forming|
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