Question

The chemical name of "Oil of Vitriol" is:

A

nitric acid

B

hydrochloric acid

C

potassium hydroxide

D

sulphuric acid

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Solution

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Correct option is
D

sulphuric acid

Sulphuric acid was first discovered by the liquefaction of green vitriol (). Hence, it is called the oil of vitriol.

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