Name the gas which is added during purification of water. Why is it called a disinfectant?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 8th May, 2014, 09:17: AM

Expert Answer:

Chlorine gas is added to water to purify it. It kills the germs present in water.

It is called a disinfectant as it is used to sterilize the water. After this treatment, the water becomes safe for drinking.

Answered by  | 8th May, 2014, 11:17: AM