Food cans are coated with tin and not with zinc because

  • (a) zinc is costlier than tin.
  • (b)zinc has a higher melting point than tin.
  • (c)zinc is more reactive than tin.
  • (d)zinc is less reactive than tin.


Answer :

Food cans are coated with tin and not zinc because zinc is more reactive than tin. So, option c is correct.

We should not use zinc in food cans as they are more reactive and might react with food items present in containers and make them unhealthy and not good for eating.

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