JEE Main & Advanced Chemistry Hydrogen & Its Compounds Question Bank Water or hydride of oxygen

  • question_answer Lead pipes are not used for carrying drinking water because

    A) They are covered with a coating of lead carbonate

    B) They are corroded by air and moisture

    C) Water containing dissolved air attacks lead forming soluble hydroxide

    D) None of these

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Due to plumbosolvancy, lead dissolves in water to a small extent to form soluble hydroxide which is poisonous so lead pipe is not used for carrying drinking water.

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