Coal tar is a mixture of various substances. (True or False)

True

Explanation

It is obtained as a by-product in the process of making coke. Though its colour is the same as coke, tar is a highly viscous liquid. It also has an extremely unpleasant smell. Uses:

  • Coal tar is widely used to manufacture paints, perfumes, synthetic dyes, photographic material, drugs and explosives.
  • It can be utilized to make insecticides and pesticides. Naphthalene balls that are commonly used to keep moths away are made from tar.
  • Coal tar is an ingredient of anti-dandruff and lice-repelling shampoos, soaps and ointments.

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