# Inorganic reactions related to nascent hydrogen [closed]

Nascent hydrogen is prepared by

(A) $$\ce{Na}$$ and $$\ce{C2H5OH}$$
(B) $$\ce{Al}$$ and $$\ce{NaOH}$$
(C) $$\ce{Zn}$$ and dil. $$\ce{H2SO4}$$
(D) All of these

### My attempt

I know that option (A) & option (C) are correct option. But don't know about option (C) and in the answer all of them are correct.

Can someone provide the complete reaction about option (B) and its important information such as similar reactions or mechanism?

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[…] if ordinary hydrogen is passed through acidified $$\ce{KMnO4}$$ it does not get decolourised. However, if zinc pieces are added to the same solution, bubbles of hydrogen rise up through the solution and the colour is discharged due to the reduction of $$\ce{KMnO4}$$ by nascent hydrogen.
\begin{align} \ce{KMnO4 + \underset{molecular}{H2} + H2SO4 &-> \text{No reaction}} \\ \ce{Zn + H2SO4 &-> ZnSO4 + \underset{nascent hydrogen}{2H}} |\times 5 \\ \ce{2 kMnO4 + H2SO4 + 10 [H] &-> K2SO4 + 2 MnSO4 + 8 H2O} \\ \hline \ce{5 Zn + 8 H2SO4 + 2 KMnO4 &-> 5 ZnSO4(aq) + K2SO4 + 2 MnSO4 + 8 H2O} \end{align}