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When bitten by an ant, the sting causes irritation due to the presence of _________ in the sting.
  1. a base in the sting.
  2. formic acid in the sting.
  3. poisonous chemicals in the sting.
  4. Both (a) and (b)


Solution

The correct option is B formic acid in the sting.
The sting of ant contains formic acid (HCOOH). Formic acid is also known as methanoic acid and acts as an irritant for the skin.

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