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Which acids/ bases are used for the following?
(i) To neutralize sting of wasps
(ii) In alkaline batteries
(iii) Manufacturing of soap

A

(i) (ii) (iii)

B

(i) (ii) (iii)

C

(i) (ii) (iii)

D

None of these

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Correct option is
C

(i) (ii) (iii)

1. Formic acid is produced by ants and acetic acid is used as anti-wasp agents.
2. In alkali batteries a base is used as an electrolyte which gives hydroxyl ions in solution.
3. Manufacturing of soap requires an alkali like and long chain of fatty acids like sodium stearate to form an ester or sodium acetate salt.

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