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Which property of sulphuric acid accounts for its use as a dehydrating agent?

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The strong affinity of sulphuric acid for water.
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The non-affinity of sulphuric acid for water.
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The hydrophobic nature of sulphuric acid.
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The geometry of the sulphuric acid molecule.
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Solution

The correct option is A The strong affinity of sulphuric acid for water.
The strong affinity of sulphuric acid for water is the reason why sulphuric acid is used as a dehydrating agent. Dehydration is the reaction in which water molecule is eliminated and the agent that brings about dehydration is known as a dehydrating agent.

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