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Saline hydrides react explosively with water, such fires can be extinguished by

  

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Saline hydrides react explosively with water, such fires can be extinguished by

(a) water

(b) carbon dioxide

(c) sand

(d) None of these

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Correct answer: (c) sand

Explanation:

Fire due to action of water on saline hydrides cannot be extinguished with water or CO2. These hydrides can reduce CO2 at high temperature to produce O2.

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