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Identify the chemical which is used to detect leakage of LPG ;

A

Methyl mercaptan

B

Propyl mercaptan

C

Ethyl mercaptan

D

n-butyl mercaptan

Answer

Ethyl mercaptan is added to gas, which possesses that strong odour of rotten cabbages. The smell helps us detect where there is a leak, which actually makes a lot of sense from safety and security perspective.

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