Chapter 2: Materials: Metals and Non-metals

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Materials: Metals and Non-metals

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Can you store lemon pickle in an aluminium utensil? Explain.

Answer:

Most metals react with dilute mineral acids to form salt and liberate hydrogen gas. Lemon contains citric acid. When metals like aluminium come in contact with lemon, it reacts with lemon to form hydrogen gas and lemon pickle get spoiled.

Hence, we cannot store lemon pickle in an aluminium utensil.


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