Answer :

(i) Muskan’s mother cut the vegetables into small pieces and put them in the sun for hours to dry them by losing water through diffusion and evaporation.

(ii) Mixing common salt in the vegetables triggered the process of exosmosis so that they lose more


water which then evaporated during heating. The prevents the growth of microorganisms like bacteria


and fungi on the vegetables.


(iii) She mixed acetic acid as it acts as a preservative and kills microorganisms which can destroy the


vegetables.


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