Question of The Day26-12-2021

Which of the following pairs is matched incorrectly?

(Acids)

(Use)

(a) Sulphuric Acid

Car batteries

(b) Acetic Acid

Preserving pickles

(c) Phosphoric acid

Making Fertilizers

(d) Boric acid

Making Explosives

 

Choose the correct answer:

Answer

Correct Answer : d ) (d)

Explanation :
  • Sulphuric Acid (H2SO4) is used in car batteries and is also used in the manufacture of paints, drugs, dyes, and to produce fertilizers.
  • Acetic acid (CH3COOH) is used directly to enhance the taste of food and is also used as a preservative in pickles. It is also used as a cleaning agent in products for cleaning windows, floors, utensils, etc.
  • Phosphoric acid is used in fertilizer and detergent industries.
  • Boric acid is used in the preparation of buffer solutions. Boric acid is also used as a fungicide and insecticide powder.

Hence, option (d) is correct.

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