Question
Assertion

Chlorination of water helps in its sterilization.

Reason

On passing chlorine into water it kills germs due to its strong oxidizing action.

A

Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion

B

Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion

C

Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect

D

Assertion is incorrect but Reason is correct

Medium

Solution

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Correct option is
A

Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion

Chlorine has germicidal properties and in fact, both their free elements as well as compounds formed are used as disinfectants.

Chlorination of water helps in its sterilization. Because it destroys germs due to its strong oxidising action and germicidal property.

Hence, the correct option is A.

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