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?

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By Monika Kumar · Jan 29, 2020 ·NEET
6 Answers
Jatin Grover answered Jan 30, 2020

Stepway Academy answered Jan 29, 2020
SO2 is used as a food-preservative. It is an antioxidant.
NO2 is not used as food preservative.

Divyanshu Prasad answered 2 weeks ago
Correct answer is 'A' SO2 can be used as food preservatives but not NO2.

Sonal Mestry answered 6 days ago
SO2 is used as a food preservative.

Shatabdi Malik answered 54 minutes ago
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.

Afifa Aaliya answered 6 days ago
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.

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