Nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide have some properties in common. Which property is shown by one
of these compounds, but not by the other ?
  • a)
    is used as a food-preservative
  • b)
    forms 'acid-rain‘
  • c)
    is a reducing agent
  • d)
    is soluble in water
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?

NEET Question

By Monika Kumar · Jan 29, 2020 ·NEET
122 Answers
Stepway Academy answered Jan 29, 2020
SO2 is used as a food-preservative. It is an antioxidant.
NO2 is not used as food preservative.

Shatabdi Malik answered Feb 29, 2020
Both of them are not food preservative.. nd both of them forms acid rain... both of them are soluble in water... nitrogen dioxide is a oxidising agent nd sulphur dioxide is a reducing agent... it's correct ans is C.

Ruby Singh answered Mar 18, 2020
NO2 is used for food preservative not the so2

Nidhi Yadav answered Apr 29, 2020
So2 has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that's why it is used as food preservative . It prevents spoiling of food . whereas no2 does form acid rain , it is soluble in water and also act as reducing agent just like so2 but no2 is not used as food preservative

Bhakti Desai answered Apr 28, 2020
(b) Both NO2 and SO2 forms acid rain because they are acid anhydride
(c) Both NO2 and SO2 are reducing agent
(d) Both are water soluble
(a) SO2 is antioxidant, it inhibits the growth of yeast, mould, and bacteria and hence act as a food preservati but NO2 does not. Therefore option (a) is correct answer

Syed Aakif answered Mar 31, 2020
Yes it is used to preserve food because it is insoluble in water

Roshani Kushwaha answered 2 weeks ago
Nitrogen dioxide is used as Food preservative

Harshvardhana Rajpurohit answered Mar 27, 2020
A) is correct so2 is used for food preservation while no2 cannot...

Nithya Sri answered Apr 19, 2020
Both cause acid rain

Kathiroli Krishnamurth answered 2 weeks ago
B,c,d are common features of both oxides. when sulphur dioxide dissolves in water it forms acid which has antimicrobial nature whereas when nitrogen dioxide dissolves in water completely. hence sulphur dioxide can be used as food preservative but not nitrogen dioxide

Dora Ravi answered 1 week ago
Sulphur dioxide dissolves in water and reacts to form sulphurous acid which attaches bacteria etc.but nitrogen dioxide does not form an acid,it only dissolves in water.

Pratiksha Gadekar answered Apr 26, 2020
So2 is used as food preservative, but No2 being oxidizing agents thus it can't be used for food preservation. Thus A be the correct answer.!!

Pratham Ganji answered Mar 15, 2020
And b is write

Rekha Devi answered Apr 05, 2020
SO2 is used as a food-preservative. It is an antioxidant.
NO2 is not used as food preservative.
Hence, the correct option is A.

Sharmistha Giri answered Apr 30, 2020
SO2 used as food preservative but NO2 is not use for this

Khushi Kanchan answered Mar 16, 2020
Correct option is b ..acid rain

Sri Suhas answered 2 weeks ago
Yes both cause acid rain as they are highly reactive to and are soluble in water, and good reducing agents too. This is enough to prove that they both are not food preservatives only SO2 is

Pooja Suthar answered 2 weeks ago
SO2 is used as a food - preservative. It is an antioxidant. NO2 is not used as food preservative.Hence, the correct option is B .

Harish Chandra answered May 03, 2020
Answer is A because NO2 is used for food preservation
and SO2 is not....while other properties are common

Hina Khatoon answered Apr 18, 2020
Because it is an antioxidant and prevents spoiling of food to some extent .

Ankana Bhwmick answered Apr 28, 2020
SO2 use for food preservative, but NO2 does not use for food preservative. though they both forms acid rain, reducing agent and soluble in water and form H2SO4 and HNO3

Mohsi N Hat answered Mar 23, 2020
B is correct

S.lakshmi S.lakshmi answered 4 weeks ago
Sulphur dioxide is an food preservative but where as nitrogen dioxide is not an food preservative

Sanjana Saravanan answered Mar 25, 2020
So2 is used as food preservative but no2 is not used

Harshali Bagad answered Apr 08, 2020
SO2 is used in food preservation as.
1 It acts as an antioxidant.
2. NO2 doesnt form an acid it will dissolve in water but SO2 dissolve in water and will react to form sulphurous acid indirectly it will attacks bacteria which will help out to preserve the food...
3. Because of this , it maintains the appearance of fruits and prevents rotting. preserve colour.

Shiva Kumar answered Apr 05, 2020
Answer is b, forms acid raln

Swathi Pai answered 4 weeks ago
SO2 acts as an antioxidant ..It may prevent rancidity of food .while the other 1 does not

Divyanshu Prasad answered Feb 20, 2020
Correct answer is 'A' SO2 can be used as food preservatives but not NO2.

Sravnikotesh Sravnikotes answered 3 weeks ago
Option 'A' is correct... sulphur dioxide is widely used as a food preservative because of the following reasons:- it acts as an antioxidant.because of this,it maintains the appearance of fruits & prevents rotting....it is used for dried fruits owing to its antimicrobial properties. because the chemistry of nitrogen is completely different to the chemistry of sulphur. sulphur dioxide dissolves in water & reacts to form sulphurous acid which attacts bacteria etc nitrogen dioxide does not form an acid.it only disolves in water.

Ashok Dhaka answered Apr 15, 2020
Nitrogen gas is used to preserve food ,in chips packet their is nitogen gas,but the other gas nitrogen dioxide cannot be used as a food preservaction as it is an oxidizing agent . so2 is used as food preservation and especially for dried food items.

Rupali Pandav answered 3 weeks ago
Both nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide cause acid rain

Vasanth Kumar answered Apr 10, 2020
So2 is used as a foodpreservative as it is an antioxidant and prevents spoiling of food to some extent. However NO2 is notused in preserving food.

Anchal Maurya answered Mar 27, 2020
Option B is correct

Adarsh Pal answered 2 days ago
SO2 is a food preservative but NO2 is not...
both are present in acid rain in the ratio 3:7
both act as reducing agent
both are soluble in water
so answer is A

Anirkasnair Snair answered 2 weeks ago
SO2 is used as a food preservative and it is an antioxidant, but NO2 is not used

Mahak Agrawal answered Apr 29, 2020
A) used as a preservative.

So2 is used as a food preservative as it is an antioxidant and prevents spoiling of food to some extent. However NO2 is not used in preserving food.

Aanshi Modi answered Apr 20, 2020
A. as food preservative becoz SO2 is used as preservative while NO2 do not

Rahul Solanki answered Apr 22, 2020
So2 is used as a food preservative as it is an antioxidant and prevents spoiling of food to some extent. However NO2 is not used inpreserving food

Vilas Kumar M D answered Apr 01, 2020
Bothwill forms acid rain

Awantika Gupta answered Mar 30, 2020
NO2 act as food preservative while SO2 not

Sai Naik answered Apr 19, 2020
Food is more time to store and transport by the other places

Mayuresh Prajapati answered Apr 13, 2020
Option b is right. coz it reacts with water an form acid

Prathiksha Prathiksha answered 2 weeks ago
So2 is used as food preservatives but NO2 is not used as food preservative.

Anand R answered 4 weeks ago
Option (a) is correct
sulphur dioxide is used as a food preservative while nitrogen dioxide is not used as a food preservative because sulphur dioxide is an antioxidant.

Aryan Sharma answered 2 weeks ago
Because these have the oxidising.... behaviour....

Mayuri Jadhav answered Mar 07, 2020
SO2 is used as a food preservation, it is an antioxidant NO2 is not used as food preservation.
hence correct option is 'a'

Divya Saraswat answered 2 days ago
Opt a SO2 is used as food preservative but not NO2 Bez NO2 causes lungs infection.

Hari Om Kaushik answered 4 weeks ago
So2 acts as antioxidant and prevents the spoiling of food but nitrogen oxide is not used for food preservative
hence A option is correct

Asit Karmokar answered 4 weeks ago
SO2 is a food preservative as it an antioxidant and prevents spoiling of food. But NO2 is not that.

Meghna Mishra answered Apr 22, 2020
NO2and SO2 both forms acid rain.

Mohan Lal answered Apr 29, 2020
Second is correct answer

Tahseen Fatima answered May 03, 2020
SO2 is used as food preservative &also acts as antioxidants for wine &beer,sugar syrups

Brundha Madhi answered 4 weeks ago
Answer c : so2 is reducing agent whereas no2 is oxidising agent

Gurpreet Kaur answered 2 weeks ago
Sulphur dioxide is used as food preservative but not nitrogen dioxide

Sonal Mestry answered Feb 22, 2020
SO2 is used as a food preservative.

Maitrayee Rajbongshi answered Mar 04, 2020
So2 is food preservative but NO2 is not a food preservative

Ansh Vishwakarma answered Apr 15, 2020
B options is correct since two gases are introduced in the air by industry.This gases reacts in the ozone layer and formed the acid rain.

Tajamul Akhter answered Apr 10, 2020
Only so2 is used as food preservative among the two

Afifa Aaliya answered Feb 22, 2020
SO2 is used as a food preservative as it is an antioxidant. It is used in the manufacturing of sodium bisulphate which is used for preservatives from jams and jellies. it prevent spoiling of food to some extent. NO2 is not used in preserving food.
So option " A " is correct answer.

Drr Thorr answered Mar 29, 2020
Food preservation only show by so2

Athulya Madhu answered 3 weeks ago
So2 acts as a reducing agent while no2 not

Shashank Kumar G answered 4 weeks ago
SO2 is food preservative. So it is an antioxidant. It protect the food from going bad

Vishakha Gosavi answered Apr 11, 2020
Food preservation is the distinctive property here....where SO2 is used as food preservative but NO2 is not

Yumnam Ahongbi answered Apr 09, 2020
SO2 is not used as preservative as it is not suitable for consumption .NO2 is used as food preservative .

Raza Great answered Mar 03, 2020
NO2 cannot be used as food preservative

Saurabh Verma answered Mar 03, 2020
Correct answer is option 'D'

Kanika S answered Apr 08, 2020
Both are components of acid rain.
Inacid rain these will be in the form of sulphuric acid and nitric acid.

Shristi Sharya answered Apr 09, 2020
According to ncert so2is used as preservative.. but.. No2..

Geetika Mathur answered 1 hour ago
So2 is a food preservative and it is an antioxidant.No2 is not a food preservative.So the correct answer is A

Sunita Joshi answered 3 weeks ago
Option A is correct because nitrogen dioxide is used for preserving food from rancidity while So2 dose not

Amamatha Anand answered 4 weeks ago
Nitrogen dioxide is used in food packaging because it is a way to displace oxygen , oxygen is the main culprit in the air that causes spoilage. and so2 also because it is a antioxidant

Nikilpratap Singh answered 2 weeks ago
No2 is used as food presarvation but not so2

Saumy Gajera answered 5 days ago
Because so2 is an anti oxidant in nature so used as food preservation

Manjeet Verma answered Mar 16, 2020
Nitrogen used as good preservative because it displace oxygen but sulphur dioxide can't used as good preservative on food packaging as sulphur dioxide is quite stable gas and not react with oxygen to displace it and protect the food.

Unnati Ravat answered Mar 25, 2020
Nitrogen dioxide used as food preservative, like we see in the wafer pouches.

Yashi Dixit answered Apr 23, 2020
So2 and No2 is used as food preservatives it is absolutely correct

Geetha Geetha answered 4 weeks ago
No it forms acid rain answer is b)

Saqib Sheikh answered 3 weeks ago
No2 is used as food preservation but so2 doesn't

Pubg Killer answered 6 days ago
So2 is used as a food preservative as it is an antioxidant and prevents spoiling of food to some extent. However NO2 is not used in preserving food

Umesh Maheshwari answered yesterday
SO2 IS USED AS FOOD PRESERVATION NOT NO2
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Padma Reddy answered Apr 15, 2020
Ans food preservative

Sneka Jothi answered Apr 11, 2020
A is correct answer. As so2 is a good food preservative where as No2 is not.

Kaneez Fatima answered Apr 11, 2020
SO2 is used as food preservative...