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The oxidation inhibitors terminate the hydro peroxide chain by combining with ___________

(a) Hydrogen peroxide

(b) Oxides of metals

(c) Hydro carbons

(d) Ozone

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Correct option is (a) Hydrogen peroxide

The best explanation: After the homolytic fission of the petroleum oil to produce free radicals and they react with oxides to form the hydrogen peroxides. Some hydro peroxides decompose to form the aldehydes, ketones etc. If they are reacted with hydrogen peroxide then the chain will be terminated.

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