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Hydrogen being a highly inflammable gas and oxygen being a supporter of combustion, yet water which is a compound made up of hydrogen and oxygen is used to extinguish fire. Why?

Hydrogen being a highly inflammable gas and oxygen being a supporter of combustion, yet water which is a compound made up of hydrogen and oxygen is used to extinguish fire. Why?

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Pawan Prajapati
askIITians Faculty 60796 Points
one year ago
Answer: Explanation: It is because properties of compound (H2O) are different from properties of its constituting elements i.e. H2 and O2.

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