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You must have seen tarnished copper vessels being cleaned with lemon or tamarind juice. Explain why these sour substances are effective in cleaning the vessel?

You must have seen tarnished copper vessels being cleaned with lemon or tamarind juice. Explain why these sour substances are effective in cleaning the vessel?

Grade:12

1 Answers

Harshit Singh
askIITians Faculty 5875 Points
2 months ago
Dear Student

Copper metal corrodes to form copper carbonate and get tarnished. On cleaning with lemon or tamarind juice, the acid present in: them dissolves the copper carbonate thereby cleaning the vessel.

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