H Rahul was playing with his friends. Suddenly, Rahul was stung by a honeybee and was in great pain


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H Rahul was playing with his friends. Suddenly, Rahul was stung by a honeybee and was in great pain. Immediately, his friends call his mother. She applied a coating of toothpaste on the affected area and then took him to the doctor.
Read the above passage and answer the following questions:
(i) What could be the reason for. this burning pain?
(ii) Why did his mother applied toothpaste on the affected area?
(iii) What qualities are possessed by Rahul’s friends?


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(i) The reason for this burning pain is honeybee sting which was very painful as it releases an acid.
(ii) Toothpaste contains some basic ingredients which neutralise the effect of methanoic acid (HCOOH) and give relief.
(iii) Rahul’s friends are caring and responsible. They were supportive and helpful.