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Why shouldn't food items with acidic components be stored in metallic containers?


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Metals react with acids.

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Metals are ductile.

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Metal oxides are basic in nature.

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Metals are shiny.

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Solution

The correct option is A

Metals react with acids.


Metals react with acids. So food items with acidic components may react with the metal to produce toxic materials. Hence such food items should not be stored in metallic containers. This is the reason why curd is not kept in brass or copper vessels because curd contains lactic acid which reacts with these metals to form toxic materials.


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