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# Assertion :Both $$S{O}_{2}$$ and $$S{O}_{3}$$ are reducing agents Reason: Both $$S{O}_{2}$$ and $$S{O}_{3}$$ bleach the articles by reduction

A
Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
B
Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion
C
Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect
D
Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect

Solution

## The correct option is D Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect$$SO_3$$ is not used as a reducing agent since it cannot donate a lone pair of electrons. The bleaching action of sulphur is based on oxidation. Since $$SO_3$$ cannot be used as a reducing agent, it cannot be used to bleach articles.Chemistry

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