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When Sneha switched on her refrigerator, it resulted in a short circuit. This caused a fire in the house. Which among the following can be used to extinguish this fire?


A
Petrol
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B
Water
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C
Carbon dioxide
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D
Oxygen
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Solution

The correct option is B Carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide can be used as a fire extinguisher. It is heavier than oxygen, so it forms a blanket and cuts off the oxygen supply. This extinguishes the fire.
Water is a good conductor of electricity. So, it cannot be used to extinguish electrical fires. Petrol is a fuel. Thus, it cannot be used for extinguishing fire. Oxygen is a supporter of combustion. 

Chemistry

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