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What are food preservatives?

Solution 1

Chemical substances which are used to protect food against bacteria, yeasts and moulds are called preservatives. For example, sodium benzoate and sodium metabisulphite.

Solution 2

Food preservatives are chemicals that prevent food from spoilage due to microbial growth. Table salt, sugar, vegetable oil, sodium benzoate (C6H3COONa), and salts of propanoic acid are some examples of food preservatives.

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 16: Chemistry in Everyday Life
Q: 15 | Page no. 454

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