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Explain why calamine solution is applied on the skin when an ant bites.

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When an ant bites, it injects formic acid into the skin. To neutralise it, a base is applied. Calamine solution contains zinc carbonate which is basic in nature. Therefore it is used to neutralise the effect of formic acid.

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