GC Acids Bases Salts

The accidental touch of Nettle leaves creates a burning sensation, which is due to inject of

  1. Hydrochloric acid
  2. Methanoic acid
  3. Citric acid
  4. Sulphuric acid

Answer

Nettle is a herbaceous plant which grows in the wild. Its leaves have stinging hair, which cause painful stings when touched accidentally. This is due to the methanoic acid secreted by them.

A traditional remedy is rubbing the area with the leaf of the dock plant, which often grows beside the nettle in the wild.

The correct option is B.