UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-2

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    Consider the following statements.
    1. Phosgene is a poisonous compound formed from chloroform in the presence of UV-rays and \[{{O}_{2}}\]
    2. It is used for the synthesis of precursor for the poly-urethane polymer.
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?

    A)          Only 1             

    B)  Only 2            

    C)  Both 1 and 2                

    D)  Neither1nor 2

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] UV radiation in the presence of oxygen, chloroform slowly converted into phosgene by radical reaction. Phosgene is used in the production of isocynates, which are precursors to the polymer.

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