When zinc metal is treated with a dilute solution of a strong acid,
Question:

When zinc metal is treated with a dilute solution of a strong acid, a gas is evolved which is utilised in the hydrogenation of oils. Name the gas evolved.

Write the chemical equation of the reaction involved and also write a test to detect the gas formed.

Solution:

The gas evoloved is hydrogen. The gas burns brightly with a pop sound when a burning splinter is brought in its contact. This causes the

hydrogenation of edible liquid oils to form solid fats also called Vanaspati ghee.

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