Which of the following is not a mineral acid

GC Acids Bases Salts

Which of the following is not a mineral acid?

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

Answer

Mineral acids are mainly prepared from the minerals present in the earth's crust so they are also called as inorganic acids like HCl (hydrochloric acid), H2SO4 (sulphuric acid) and HNO3 (nitric acid).

Organic acids are produced from plants or animals and contain carbon atoms like acetic acid, citric acid.

The correct option is B.