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A student adds 2 mL of acetic acid to a test tube containing 2 mL of distilled water. He then shakes the test tube well and leaves it to settle for some time. After about 5 minutes he observes that in the test tube there is - Science

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A student adds 2 mL of acetic acid to a test tube containing 2 mL of distilled water. He then shakes the test tube well and leaves it to settle for some time. After about 5 minutes he observes that in the test tube there is :

(A) a clear transparent colourless solution

(B) a clear transparent pink solution

(C) a precipitate settling at the bottom of the test tube

(D) a layer of water the layer of acetic acid

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Solution

Acetic acid dissolves completely in distilled water and gives a clear, colourless and transparent solution.

Hence, the correct option is A.

Concept: Ethanoic Acid
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