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Question 8 (b)
Explain why:
(b) Calamine solution is applied on the skin when an ant bites.

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When an ant bites, it injects an acidic liquid (formic acid) into the skin. Calamine solution contains zinc carbonate, which is basic in nature and neutralises the effect of acid injected by the ant. That's why it is applied on the skin when an ant bites.


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