Q.

Which one of the following is used as a sowing agent in the preparation of soft drinks?

A. Phosphoric acid
B. Phosphorus acid
C. Salicylic acid
D. Boric acid
Answer» A. Phosphoric acid
Explanation: Phosphoric acid was the foundation of the soft-drink industry, long before Coca-Cola's popularity. Phosphoric acid is deliberately added to soft drinks to give them a sharper flavor. It also slows the growth of molds and bacteria, which would otherwise multiply.
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