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Calamine solution is applied on the skin when an ant bites, because the solution is in nature.

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basic
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acidic
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neutral
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Solution

The correct option is A basic
Effect of an acid is neutralised by a base. The sting of the ant contains formic acid, which irritates the skin. Calamine solution contains zinc carbonate, a base. Thus, applying calamine neutralises the effect of the ant bite.

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