Lakhmir Singh Solutions Class 10 Chemistry Solutions for Exercise in Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 Chemical Reactions and Equations

Question 82 Exercise

(a) Explain the term “rancidity”. What damage is caused by rancidity?


(a)Rancidity is the process of slow oxidation of oil and fat present in the food materials resulting in the production of foul odor and taste in them. When fats and oils are oxidized, the food becomes rancid i.e., their smell and taste changes. It also makes the food unfit for consumption.

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