Problem: When diluting concentrated H2SO4, the acid should be added to water because (A) concentrated sulfuric acid is a strong acid and can only be added to water. (B) concentrated sulfuric acid is such a good oxidizing agent that it is able to oxidize water. (C) concentrated sulfuric acid must be protected from air by layer of water. (D) concentrated sulfuric acid and water generates considerable heat when in contact.

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When diluting concentrated H2SO4, the acid should be added to water because

(A) concentrated sulfuric acid is a strong acid and can only be added to water.

(B) concentrated sulfuric acid is such a good oxidizing agent that it is able to oxidize water.

(C) concentrated sulfuric acid must be protected from air by layer of water.

(D) concentrated sulfuric acid and water generates considerable heat when in contact.

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