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A student took a concentrated solution of H2SO4 and left it open in the air. What was his observation regarding the humidity of the surrounding:


  1. concentrated

  2. hydrated

  3. diluted

  4. dehydrated


Solution

The correct option is C

diluted


First, let us know what dehydrating agents is?

Dehydrating agents are substances that are capable of absorbing the moisture in a particular substance.

Due to the strong affinity of sulphuric acid towards the water, sulphuric acid absorbs moisture present in the air and gets diluted. Hence the humidity in the surroundings decreases.

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