C1b Topic 3 - Acids

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Hydrochloric Acid and Indigestion Tablets

Indigestion - Too much hydrochloric acid in the atomach. Contain Bases such as calcium carbonate, which neutralise the excess acid.

- Stomach produces hydrochloric (HCl) to help with digestion. The enzymes which break down food in the stomach work best in an acidic environment.

- Helps to kill bacteria - makes it less likely for food posioning.

Hydroxide, Oxide


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