NEET Chemistry Chemical Kinetics Questions Solved


Assertion : A lump of coal burns at a moderate rate in air while coal dust burns explosively.

Reason : Coal dust contains very fine particles of carbon.

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(A). A lump of coal burns at a moderate rate in air while coal dust burns explosively because coal dust contains very fine particles of carbon. So, for a certain mass, the surface area a coal dust is very large as compared to that of the lump coal. The increases surface area permits a close contact with the oxidiser oxygen gas (in the air) and therefore coal dust burns at a very high rate leading to an explosion. In the case of lump coal, the surface available for reaction is small. So, it burns slowly at moderate rate in air.

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