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The clothes of  a person working in the kitchen catch fire accicently causing severe burns. The person is most likely wearing clothes made of :

(a) flax       (b) rayon        (c) terylene     (d) cotton


Solution

(c)

Synthetic fibres melt on heating. If they catch fire, they melt and stick to the body of the person wearing them. That is why it is said not to wear clothes made of synthetic fibre while working in a kitchen as terylene is a synthetic fibre.

 


Chemistry
Science for Eighth Class
Standard VIII

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