Explain why:

  1. An antacid tablet is taken when you suffer from acidity.



Our stomach contains hydrochloric acid which helps to digest food.

  • Too much acid causes indigestion .
  • To relieve indigestion we take antacids (antacid means ' anti-acid ')  such as milk of magnesia which contains magnesium hydroxide .
  • It is a base that neutralises the effect of excessive acid .

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 13 years and a teacher from the past 17 years. He teaches Science, Economics, Accounting and English at Teachoo