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Wooden doors swell up in the rainy season due to ______.


  1. Wooden doors swell up in rainy season due to osmosis.

  2. Wooden doors swell up in rainy season due to diffusion.

  3. Wooden doors swell up in the rainy season due to imbibition.

  4. Wooden doors swell up in rainy season due to active transport.


Solution

The correct option is C

Wooden doors swell up in the rainy season due to imbibition.


Wooden doors swell up in the rainy season due to imbibition. The absorption of water by the solid substance without forming a solution is called imbibition. The substances absorbing water are called imbibants . The imbibants  do not dissolve in water.

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