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Alum powder does not dissolve in water.


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True
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False
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Solution

The correct option is B False

Alum powder

  • Alum powder is a colorless and odorless crystalline powder.
  • The most important alums are potassium alum, sodium alum, and ammonium alum.
  • It is used for purifying water by making the suspended impurities present in the water heavier and causing them to settle.

Solubility of alum powder

  • The solubility of alum powder in water is directly proportional to the temperature of the water which means that as the temperature of the water increases the solubility of alum powder in water also increases.
  • Also, alum forms a true solution when it is dissolved in water which is pale yellow in color.
  • Hence, alum powder dissolves in water.

Hence, the given statement is false.


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