. Explain the following terms with one example in each case


Explain the following terms with one example in each case

(i) Food preservatives

(ii) Enzymes

(iii) Detergents

Best Answer

(i) Food preservatives: Chemical substance which are used to prevent food spoilage due to microbial growth are called preservative. For example, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, etc.

(ii) Enzymes: Enzymes are the essential biological catalysts which catalyse specific biological reactions at a very high rate under mild conditions of temperature and pH. For example, invertase, zymase etc.

(iii) Detergents: They are very similar to the salts of fatty acids found in soap but they are manufactured from materials other than animal fats. For example: Sodium alkylbenzene sulphonates are common ingredients of synthetic detergents

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