Assertion: Decomposition of vegetable matter into compost is an endothermic reaction.
Reason: Decomposition reaction involves breakdown of a single reactant into simpler products.
We know that
- Exothermic reaction releases energy after the reaction
- Endothermic reaction aborbs energy to undergo the reaction
- In Decomposition of vegetable matter, energy is released . So, it is an Exothermic reaction.
- Also, in Decomposition reaction, single reactant breaks down into simpler products.
- Assertion is false
- Reasoning is true
So, the correct answer is (d)