Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Question

What is DDT among the following

  • Greenhouse gas 

  • A fertilizer

  • Biodegradable pollutant

  • Non–biodegradable pollutant

Answer

D.

Non–biodegradable pollutant

DDT is P,P' - Dichlorodiphenyl trichloro ethane. It was used as an insecticide. DDT is not metabolised very rapidly by animals. It was also discovered to have a high toxicity towards fish. Therefore, It is a non-bio degradable pollutant.

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