NEET Chemistry Chemistry in Everyday Life Questions Solved


Explain the following terms with one suitable example for each :               (3 marks)

 (i) A sweetening agent for diabetic patients

 (ii) Enzymes

(iii) Analgesics

 (i) The sweetening agent used in the preparation of sweets for a diabetic patient is Saccharin.


 (ii) Enzymes : The enzymes may be defined as bio-catalysts which catalyse the bio-chemical

      reactions in the living organisms.

      Example : Pepsin and Amylase.


(iii) Analgesics : These drugs are the chemical substances which are given to relieve body

      pains. These act on the central nervous system.

      These are classified as Narcotics i.e. habit forming and non-narcotics i.e. not habit forming.

      Examples of Narcotics : Opium which contains alkaloids such as Codeine and Morphine.

      Examples of Non-Narcotics : Aspirin and Ibuprofen.


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