. Wool can dissolve in


(a) Acid                     (b) Bases

(c) Both ‘a’ and ‘b’    (d) None of these

Best Answer

(b) Wool has the following chemical properties

(1) Action of heat: It starts changing colour at 100°C, but does not catch fire easily. It also becomes yellowish when left in a hot, humid atmosphere for a long time. So, the wool on the body of a sheep living in a hot, humid region may be yellowish.

(2) Action of acids and bases: It dissolves in acids and alkalis.

(3) Action of bleaching agents: The fibre can be bleached without loss of strength.

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