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Name the compound used in drying hydrogen chloride gas. 


  1. Dilute sulphuric acid 

  2. Nitric acid 

  3. Ammonium chloride 

  4. Concentrated sulphuric acid 


Solution

The correct option is D

Concentrated sulphuric acid 


Sulphuric acid has a great affinity (attraction) for water. It easily removes elements of water from other compounds, i.e., it acts as a dehydrating agent. It absorbs water from other substance without dissolving in it. 

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