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Explain why: An antacid tablet is taken when you suffer from acidity Chemistry Q&A
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Explain why: An antacid tablet is taken when you suffer from acidity.


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Acidity:

  1. Acidity is a common medical health condition.
  2. In which excess secretion of acid takes place, which causes burning sensations in the lower part of the chest.
  3. This is caused by irregular and unhealthy eating habits.

Neutralization:

  1. Neutralization is the reaction between acids and bases to form salt and water.
  2. In other words, it is also the process in which the effect of excess acid and base is neutralized by the reaction with base and acid respectively.

Reasons to take antacid tablets when you are suffering from acidity:

  1. Antacid as a name indicates ‘anti’ means opposite i.e. opposite to acid(base).
  2. They are bases that neutralize the effect of acid and reduce the burning sensation.
  3. Antacids contain bases like milk of magnesia which neutralize excess acid produced in the stomach.

Therefore, An antacid tablet is taken when you suffer from acidity.


Chemistry
Standard VII

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