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Why nitric acid is not used is not used for the preparation of hydrogen gas?



Your Answer
A

Because it is monobasic

Correct Answer
B

Because it is a strong oxidizing agent.

Your Answer
C

Because it is a strong reducing agent.

Your Answer
D

Because it is dibasic


Solution

The correct option is B

Because it is a strong oxidizing agent.


Nitric Acid is a very strong oxidising agent. It oxidizes the dihydrogen gas produced during the reaction with metals to Water. That is why, Nitric Acid cannot be used for preparation of hydrogen gas.

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