Functions of hydrochloric acids are
- Hydrochloric acid is an essential acid in the stomach.
- It helps destroy bacteria, as well as other harmful species.
- It also works as a preservative for food.
- HCl converts pepsinogen which is not active into pepsin to metabolize proteins in our stomach.
- HCl also acts as another stomach cover apart from mucus, to avoid the pepsin from digesting the whole stomach.