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A Strong Chemical Substance Which is Used on Objects and Surfaces in Our Surroundings to Kill Germs: - Biology

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A strong chemical substance which is used on objects and surfaces in our surroundings to kill germs:

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  • Cresol

  • Carbolic acid

  • Iodine

  • Mercurochrome

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A strong chemical substance which is used on objects and surfaces in our surroundings to kill germs: Cresol

A chemical substance that is used to inhibit the growth and development of microorganisms is called as antiseptic or disinfectants. Disinfectants destroy microorganisms that grow on inanimate/ nonliving surfaces and objects whereas antiseptics destroy microorganisms on living tissue/ body. Cresol is an example of disinfectant. It is a phenolic compound.

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