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Some oils and fats give a bad smell and taste because of  _________ .


A
rancidity
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B
decomposition reaction
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C
hydrogenation reaction
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D
double displacement reaction 
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Solution

The correct option is A rancidity
Rancidity is the oxidation of oils and fats changing their taste and smell. Specifically, it is the hydrolysis and/or auto-oxidation of fats into short-chain aldehydes and ketones which are objectionable in taste and odour.

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