Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Book: Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur - Physics

Chapter: 3. Sources of Energy

Subject: Physics - Class 10th

Q. No. 23 of Short Answer Type Questions-Pg-131

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Why is the leakage of LPG detected easily although it is odorless? State the steps to be taken in case its leakage is detected in the kitchen.

In order to detect the leakage, a foul smelling substance called ethyl mercaptane is added to the LPG. with that strong pungent smell, we can easily know if there is a leak.

In case of LPG leakage in the kitchen, following steps must be taken:

a) The door and windows should be opened to allow the gas to escape.

b) The source of gas leakage should be checked and then set right with the help of a gas mechanic.

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