Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (General) 11th
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Explain with an example Disinfectant. - Chemistry

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Explain with an example Disinfectant.

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Solution

  1. Disinfectants are non-selective antimicrobials.
  2. They kill a wide range of microorganisms including bacteria.
  3. They are used on non-living surfaces, for example, floors, instruments, sanitary ware, etc.
  4. Various phenols can be used as disinfectants.
    e.g. p-Chloro-o-benzyl phenol is used as a disinfectant in all-purpose cleaners.
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Balbharati Chemistry 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 16 Chemistry in Everyday Life
Exercises | Q 7. (B) | Page 270
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