How is sodium hydrogen carbonate used as an antacid?


Sodium carbonate is an inorganic chemical compound. Sodium carbonate is commonly known as Soda ash. The compound is basic in nature.

Used as antacid

Sodium hydrogen carbonate is basic. It reacts with excess acid in the stomach and neutralizes it. Substances such as sodium hydrogen carbonate are used as antacids because when we use an excess of sodium carbonate, the stomach gets alkaline which further induces the production of acids. Therefore, we use sodium hydroxides which are insoluble, and they do not increase pH value above neutrality.

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